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Full text of "Town of Cohasset (Mass.) Annual Report"



COHASSET 

TOWN REPORT 
1998 



PHOTO CREDITS 

1 . The original Osgood School (photo courtesy of Cohasset Historical Societ; 
Cohasset's first central school house was built in 1891 and stood on Elm 
Street. It was demolished in the mid 1950's. 

2. The Joseph Osgood School (photo courtesy of ImageMark Graphics) 
The Ripley Road School was constructed in 1926, and added to in 1929. 
It was decommissioned in 1998. 

3. The new Joseph Osgood School (photo courtesy of Imagemark Graphics) 
Located on Soher Street, construction was completed in 1998. 



ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 
of the FINANCIAL AFFAIRS 

of the 

TOWN OF COHASSET 



Reports of the School Committee 

and the 

Report of Other Town Officers 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31 
1998 



Town ofCohasset 

Incorporated 1770 
Population January 1998 - 7,573 



Tenth Congressional District 
Representative William D. Delahunt 



Norfolk and Plymouth Senatorial District 
Senator Robert L. Hedlund 



Third Plymouth Representational District 
Representative Mary Jeanette Murray, Cohasset 



Annual Town Meeting 
Last Saturday in March 



Election of Officers 
Within 35 days of the Annual Town Meeting 



In Memoriam 



Gary R. Garber - March 5, 1998 

Computer Advisory Committee 



Leo J. Happenny - May 7, 1998 

Fire Station Committee 

Cohasset Housing Authority 

Fair Housing 



Albert L. Andrews, Jr. - May 31, 1998 

Water Department 



Laura A. Leonard - September 5, 1998 

Cohasset School Teacher 



Alba M. Crossen - October 14, 1998 

Election Worker 



Charles E. Butman, Sr. - October 23, 1998 

Special Police Officer — Sandy Beach 
Caretaker — Sandy Beach 



Dominic M. Baccari - December 9, 1998 

Election Warden 
Harbor Committee 



ELECTED OFFICIALS — TOWN OF COHASSET 

SELECTMEN — 3 YEAR TERM TERM EXPIRES 

Roseanne M. McMorris 1999 

Nancy A. Roth 1999 

Diane C. Sullivan 2000 

Merle S.Brown 2001 

Thomas J. Callahan 2001 

MODERATOR — 3 YEAR TERM 

George L. Marlette, III 1999 

TOWN CLERK — 3 YEAR TERM 

Marion L. Douglas 1999 

TREASURER/COLLECTOR — 3 YEAR TERM 

Joseph D. Buckley 1999 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE — 3 YEAR TERM 

Richard Shea 1999 

Joseph R. McElroy 2000 

Kathleen A. Ofsthun 2000 

Mark G. DeGiacomo 2001 

Patricia C. Martin 2001 

TRUSTEES PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY — 3 YEAR TERM 

Sheila S. Evans 1999 

Doris R. McNulty 1999 

Roger L. Lowe 1999 

Agnes McCann 2000 

Carol A. Riley 2000 

Patience G. Towle 2000 

June S. Hubbard 2001 

Sarah R. Pease 2001 

Barbara M. Power 2001 

ASSESSORS — 3 YEAR TERM 

James W. Lagrotteria 1999 

Michael C. Patrolia 2000 

Elsa Miller 2001 

BOARD OF HEALTH — 3 YEAR TERM 

Kevin M.Ulmer 1999 

Alix P. White 2000 

Stephen N. Bobo 2001 



COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY — 5 YEAR TERM 

Mary Grassie 1999 

Stephen R Wigmore 2000 

John D. Muncey 2001 

Ralph Peroncello 2002 
Richard J. Silvia (appointed by Governor) 
term expires July 28, 1997 

PLANNING BOARD — 5 YEAR TERM 

William J. Good 1999 

John F. O'Toole 2000 

Terry J. Atherton 2001 

Alfred S. Moore, Jr. 2002 

Robert H. Sturdy 2003 

RECREATION COMMISSION — 5 YEAR TERM 

Shelanne S. Durkin 1999 

Stephen Endris 2000 

Thomas Wigmore 2001 

Lillian Murray Curley 2002 

David R. Marks 2002 

Mary K. Muncey 2002 

Richard Barrow 2003 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS — 3 YEAR TERM 

Edward M. Guild 1999 

R. Gary Vanderweil, Jr. 2000 

Henry A. Rattenbury 2001 

WATER COMMISSIONERS — 3 YEAR TERM 

Richard D. Muncey 1999 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 2000 

Robert E. Kassameyer 2001 



TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY SELECTMEN 

ADA Coordinator Term Expires 

Robert M. Egan 1999 

Town Accountant 

J. Michael Buckley, Jr. 1998 

Town Manager 

Mark W. Haddad (appointed 8/1/97) 

Chief of Police 

Brian W. Noonan 1999 

Sergeants of Police Under Civil Service 

Robert W. Jackson 
David J. Pomarico 
John C. Conte 
David C. Cogill 

Patrolmen Under Civil Service 

Lawrence D. Ainslie 

Thomas O. DaSilva 

Frederick H. Grassie 

Garrett A. Hunt 

Clifton B. Jones (retired 2/12/98) 

Paul J. Laugelle 

Gregory J. Lennon 

Lisa M. Matos 

Shellee L. Peters 

William P. Quigley 

John H. Small 

Christy J. Tarantino 

Jeffrey R. Treanor 

Richard Yocum 

Lockup Keepers 

Brian W. Noonan 
Robert W. Jackson 

Animal Control Officer 

Kathleen M. McGuire (resigned 7/98) 1999 

Clifton B. Jones (appointed 8/13/98; resigned 9/24/98) 1999 

Paul W. Murphy (appointed 10/20/98 1999 



D.P.W. Superintendent 

Harold W. Litchfield (Appointed 4/1/96) 



1999 



Director of Civil Defense and Emergency Preparedness 

Arthur H. Lehr, Jr. 



Fire Chief 

Roger W. Lincoln 



1999 



Hazardous Waste Coordinator 

Roger W. Lincoln 



Fire Department Under Civil Service 

James Lee Gurry 
James P. Runey 
Robert D. Silvia 
Mark H. Trask 
Captain Paul T. Bilodeau 
James F. Curley 
Edward M. Corbo 
John J. Dockray 
Thomas P. Finegan 
James E. Fiori 
John M. Hernan 
William T. Litchfield 
Francis X. Mahoney, Jr. 
Matthew B. Man- 
Philip A. Pratt 
Robert F. Protulis 
William J. Protulis 
Randall W. Rosano 
Edward J. Struzik 
Eric Wenzlow 



Captain/EMT 

Captain 
Captain/EMT 

Firefighter/EMT 

Firefighter/EMT 

Firefighter 

Firefighter/EMT 

Firefighter/EMT 

Firefighter 

Firefighter/EMT 

Firefighter 

Firefighter/EMT 

Firefighter/EMT 

Firefighter/EMT 

Firefighter/EMT 

Firefighter 

Firefighter 

Firefighter 

Firefighter/EMT 



Forest Warden 

Roger W. Lincoln 



Build-Ing Inspector/Zoning Officer 

Robert M. Egan 



1999 



Plumbing and Gas Inspector (Appointed by Building Inspector) 
William Higgins 



1998 



Superintendent of Wires 

Stephen F. Wigmore 



1998 



Town Counsel 

Paul R. DeRensis 1999 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Paul L. Migliaccio 1999 

Keeper of Town Clock 

Noel A. Ripley 1999 

Measurer of Wood and Bark 

Lot E. Bates, Jr. 1999 

Director of Veterans Affairs and Burial Agent 

Noel A. Ripley 1999 

Constable 

Maria A. Plante 2000 

Clifton B. Jones (Backup) 2001 

Inspector of Public Buildings 

Robert M. Egan 1999 

Roger W. Lincoln 

Fence Viewers 

Grace A. Donohue 1999 

KearinA. Dunn 1999 

Harbor Master 

John H. Winters III 

Assistant Harbor Masters 

Clifford J. Dickson . 1999 

David R. Marks, Jr. 1999 

Thomas W. Wigmore 1 999 

Robert D. Baggs (Temp.) 1999 

Christy J. Tarantino, Jr. (Temp.) 1999 

Robert A. Johnson (Temp.) 1998 

Lorren S. Gibbons 1999 

Shellfish Constables 

Clifford J. Dickson 1999 

Rocco F. Laugelle, Deputy 1999 

John H. Winters III, Harbor Master, Deputy 
Robert D. Baggs, Temp. Asst. Harbor Master, Deputy 



Town Archivist 

David H. Wadsworth 1999 

Custodian of Town Hall 

Joseph E. Cochran (appointed 9/2/97) 

Board of Tree, Park and Cemetery Commissioners 

Members of the Board of Selectmen 

Tree, Park and Cemetery Superintendent 

Peter G. Laugelle 1999 

Caretakers 

Herbert L. Marsh - Woodside, Beechwood, Perkins, and Cedar Street 
Cemeteries 



BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND REPRESENTATIVES 
APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Advisory Board on County Expenditures 

Merle S. Brown 1999 

Arts Lottery Council 

Nancy D. Connolly, Chairman 1998 

Michael R. Westcott 1999 

David T. Lehr 1999 

Shirley T. Tewksbury 1999 

Jane L. O'Brien 1998 

Florence A. Jerome 1999 

Mary A. Foley 1999 

Cable T. V. Council 

Robert D. Hillman (Citizen— resigned 5/98) 1999 

Thomas W. Wigmore (Recreation) 2001 

Marjorie A. Murphy (School) 1998 

Elizabeth J. Maree (Citizen) 2000 

Patience G. Towle (Library) 1999 

Call Firefighters Committee 

Bruce W. Pratt 
Robert D. Silvia 

Cemetery Study Committee 

Joseph L. Jerz 
James H. Gilman 



Julianna D. Hassan 
Joseph M. Curley 
Glenn A. Pratt 

Civilian Dispatch Committee 

Brian W. Noonan Police Chief 
Roger W. Lincoln Fire Chief 
Mark W. Haddad - Town Manager 

Civil Rights Compliance Officer 

Mark W. Haddad (appointed 8/1/97) 

Cohasset Common Historic District Commission 

Richard E. Horn (District resident), Chairman 2000 

Marian C. Atkinson (District resident) 2001 

David Buick (District resident) 2000 

Gail Parks (Alternate - District resident) 2000 

Mary Jane Larson (District resident) 2000 

Mary C. Hartshorne (Historical Society) 2001 

Jacqueline B. Clark (licensed realtor) 2000 

Garry W. Gardner (Architect) 2001 

Don A. Adkins (Alternate) 2001 

Computer Advisory Committee 

Gary R. Garber (deceased) 1998 

Mary E. McElroy 2000 

Richard W. Swanborg, Jr. (term expired) 1998 

Guido J. Risi (ex-officio) 

J. Michael Buckley, Jr. (ex-officio) 

Cheryl A. Pooler (ex-officio) 

Conservation Commission 

Jeffrey C. Waal, Chairman 2000 

Veneta P. Roebuck 2001 

Thomas J. Callahan (resigned 4/16/98) 1999 

John Kent Bryant (resigned 8/31/98) 1999 

Edward S. Graham, Jr. 2001 

Susan G. Cope, Vice Chairman 2000 

James G. Dedes (resigned 2/3/97) 1997 

Michael H. Dick 2000 

Valerie J. Semensi 1999 

Linda R. Wakeman (Associate) 1998 

Disabilities, Commission on 

Frances F. Andrews, Chairman 2000 

Michele A. Buckley (Left town) 1999 



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Helen C. Nothnagle 1999 

Christopher Laugelle 2001 

Linda M. Ingram 2000 

Drug and Alcohol Committee 

Margo E. Aikens, Co-Chairman (resigned 6/30/98) 1999 

Rev. E. Clifford Cutler, Chairman 2000 

William Adams III 1999 

Susanne J. Thompson 1999 

Lisa Hewitt Dick 2000 

Nancy B. Hertig 2000 

Jody Butman 2000 
Jami H. Butman (Student rep.) 
Anthony E. Bramblett (Student rep.) 

Robert F. Harold 1999 

Dr. Kristan C. Ryan 2001 

Lisa M. Matos (Police rep.) 1999 

Clark Chatterton (School rep.) 2000 

Elder Affairs, Council on 

Anna A. Abbruzzese, Chairman 2001 

Joseph D. Buckley 1999 

John W. Coe 2000 

Sr. Barbara M. Reney 2000 

Patricia F. Sargent 1999 

Eugene K. Price (term expired) 1998 

Mary M. Goodwin 1999 

Rev. Gary A. Ritts 2000 

Barbara Anglin 2001 
Mary H. Aheam (Representative) 
Jane H. Hamilton (Associate) 

Government Island Study Committee 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury, Chairman 2001 

Richard P. Barrow 2001 

Robert M. Davenport 1999 

Noel A. Ripley 2000 

Constance M. Afshar 2000 

Peter G. Whitman 2000 
John H. Winters III, Harbor Master 

Hagerty Property Acquisition Committee 

Alfred S. Moore, Jr., Chairman 
Hamilton T. Tewksbury 
Veneta P. Roebuck 
Richard P. Barrow 



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John Pfaffmann 
James Russell Bonetti 
Paul M. Sheen n, Jr. 
Paul L. Pattison 
John F. O'Brien 
Herbert L. Jason 
Robert V. Davenport 
Joseph F. Migliaccio 
Michael H. Sullivan 
Maxwell R. Pounder 

Harbor Committee 

John F. Bertolami, Chairman (Independent) 2000 

Domenic M. Baccari (Sailing Club) (deceased 1998) 1999 

Lorren S. Gibbons (Commercial Fisherman) 2000 

Shelanne S. Durkin (Recreation Commission) 1999 

Scott A. T. Herzog (Commercial Fisherman) 1999 

Peter J. Wood (Citizen-at-Large) 1 999 

Gail Parks (Citizen-at-Large) 2000 

John W. Blister (Yacht Club) 2001 
John H. Winters III (Harbor Master - ex-officio) 

Health Insurance Advisory Committee 

Linda A. Shultz 

Susan Watrous 

Randall W. Rosano 

Boyd J. Livingston 

Sally A. Lincoln 

Richard B. Abbadessa, Jr. 

Raymond Levine 

Ernest J. Sullivan (Non- voting, retired) 

Historical Commission 

Noel A. Ripley, Chairman 2001 

David H. Wadsworth 2000 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury 2001 

Wigmore A. Pierson 1 999 

Rebecca Bates-Mc Arthur 2000 

Ellen M. Freda 2000 

Nelson C. Pratt, Jr. 1999 

Housing Partnership Committee 

Chartis B. (Langmaid) Tebbetts, Chairman 
Rev. Gary A. Ritts 
Lois H. Weltman 
Edward T. Mulvey 



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Robert K. Dennis 
Dorothea C. Bjorkgren 
Peter J. Logan 
C. Christopher Ford 
John C. Englander 



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Insurance Advisory Committee 

Samuel W. Wakeman, Chairman 
Robert C. Ernst, Jr. 
Robert J. Murphy 

Investment Advisory Committee 

Dairmuid O'Connell 

Robert M. Davenport (resigned 4/27/98) 

Brian J. McKenney 

Mass. Transportation Commission to Represent the Town of Cohasset 
in the Greater Boston Region 

Louis F. Eaton, Jr. 

Memorial Overseers Committee 

Merle S. Brown (Selectman) 

Noel A. Ripley (Veterans' Agent) 

Domenic M. Baccari (VFW) 

Robert D. Silvia (Cohasset Military Memorial, Inc.) 

H. Edward Brennock, Jr. (American Legion) 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council Representative 

Martha K. Gjesteby (resigned 6/1/98) 
Dean Rizzo (appointed 6/1/98) 

Milliken Field Construction Committee 

Lawrence J. Mitchell 
Wayne Sawchuk 
Stephen C. Endris 
Laurence M. Mitchell 
Henry A. Rattenbury 
R. Gary Vanderweil 
Joel Antellini (ex-officio) 
R. Lawrence Shultz 
Ralph D. Kidder 

Mosquito Control Committee 

Charles Gainor 
Alix P. White 
Edwin H. Tebbetts 
Diane S. Hill 



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Osgood School Re-Use Committee {DISBANDED 11/17/98) 

(established under Art. 21, ATM 1996) 

C. Christopher Ford, Chairman (Neighborhood rep.) 

Joanne D. Adkins (Neighborhood rep. — resigned 2/2/98) 

Patrick A. Plante (Council on Elder Affairs) 

John D. Muncey (Cohasset Housing Authority rep.) (resigned 10/27/98) 

Richard J. Silvia (Citizen-at-large) 

John W. Childs III (Neighborhood rep.) 

Patricia A. Hart (Neighborhood rep.) 

T. Gerard Keating (Neighborhood rep.) 

Craig G. Bleicken (Associate) 

Kathleen L. O'Malley (Neighborhood rep.) 

Chief Procurement Officer 

Mark W. Haddad (appointed 8/1/97) 

Private Ways Committee 

Ross W. Rosano, Chairman (Board of Assessors) 

Benjamin F. Curley, Jr. (Citizen) 

James B. Grinnell (Citizen) 

Robert H. Sturdy (Planning Board) 

Henry A. Rattenbury (Sewer Commission) 

Harold W. Litchfield (D.P.W. Supt.) 

Mark W. Haddad, Town Manager 



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Recycling Committee 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr., Chairman 

Merle S. Brown 

Alix P. White 

David Bigley 

Luther S. Leighton 

Eunice L. Brownell 

Glen A. Tracy 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 

Melvin Waldfogel 

Peter G. Whittemore 

Mary Earon 

Registrars of Voters 

Judith P. Volungis 2000 

Marion L. Douglas, Town Clerk 

Margaret R. Charles 1 998 

Dorothea Parmenter (resigned 12/19/98) 1999 

South Shore Recycling Co-operative 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 
Merle S. Brown 



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South Shore Regional School District Representative 

David M. Kneeland 1999 

Straits Pond Committee 

Harvey Kertzman 
Merle R. Graham 
J. Anson Whealler 

Town History Committee 

(established under Art. 25, STM 10/28/96) 

Wigmore A. Pierson, Chairman 

Lot E. Bates (resigned 5/26/98) 

Rebecca M. Bates-Mc Arthur (removed 1998) 

Noel A. Ripley (resigned 6/1/98) 

Mary M. Hochkeppel 

Emest J. Grassey 

Virginia L. Najmi (removed 1998) 

Henry A. Rattenbury (resigned 4/13/98) 

Lucille McLoughlin (resigned 1/9/98) 

Louis F. Eaton 

Julia H. Gleason 

James W. Hamilton 

Clark Chatterton 

Robert M. Davenport (resigned 5/18/98) 

Louis S. Harvey 

Hubert P. Vanderlugt 

Jacqueline M. Dormitzer 

Diane C. Sullivan 

Traffic Study Committee 

Heidi Salerno 

Michael P. Barry 

Franklin P. Liberty 

Richard Yocum (Safety Officer) 

Water Resources Protection Committee 

(established under Article 46, ATM 1994) 

James C. Kinch 

Michael J. Beverley 

Mark B. Bell 

John K. Bryant (Conservation Commission rep.) (ex-officio) 

Thomas C. Cook (Board of Health rep.) (ex-officio) 

John D. Chapman (Drainage Advisory Committee rep.) (ex-officio) 



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Wompatuck State Park Advisory Council Representatives 

Donald B. Kennedy 
Laurence J. Mitchell 

Youth Resources Committee 

John M. Worley, Chairman 

Rosalie L. Collins 

Jami H. Butman 

Elizabeth M. Bates 

Ronald J. Nicynski 

Patience G. Towle (resigned 4/22/98) 

Anthony E. Bramblett 

Matthew Ogrodnik 

Michael McMillen 

Jennifer M. Lagrotteria 

Diane Remlinger 

Zoning Board of Appeals 

S. Woodworm Chittick, Chairman, Associate 1998 

Mark G. DeGiacomo (resigned 6/30/98) 1999 

Barbara M. Power, Alternate 2001 

J. Anson Whealler 2001 

Benjamin H. Lacy 1999 

Jane O. Goedecke, Associate 2001 

Lisa H. Dick, Alternate 2001 



BOARDS, COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS, REPRESENTATIVES 

APPOINTED BY AUTHORITIES OTHER THAN 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Advisory Committee 

Roger S. Whitley, Chairman (term expired) 1998 

Richard E Fly nn 1999 

Leland H. Jenkins 1999 

Charlene C. Hansen (term expired) 1998 

Carol L. Martin (term expired) 1998 

Richard J. Avery 1999 

Alexander C. Koines 2000 

Deborah A. Shadd 2000 

Gait Grant 2001 

Maureen Jerz 2001 

Susan M. Turgiss 2001 

Daniel S. Evans 2000 



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Bylaw Committee 

W. Roger Nast 1998 

Louis F. Eaton, Jr. 2000 

Jacqueline M. Dormitzer 1998 
Marion L. Douglas, Town Clerk (ex-officio) 
Paul L. DeRensis, Town Counsel (ex-officio) 

Capital Budget Committee 

Mark A. Baker, Chairman 1 997 

Samuel C. Pease 1998 

Stacey V. Weaver 2000 

Design Review Board 

Gordon S. Hislop, Chairman 2000 

Eileen M. Corbett 1998 

Maxwell R. Pounder 1999 

Kathleen R. Fox 2000 

Robert C. Hunter 1999 

Josiah Stevenson 1999 

Robert A. Stansell 1998 
Robert M. Egan, Building Inspector (ex-officio) 

Drainage Advisory Committee 

Lyle E. Branagan 1996 

Boyd J. Livingston 1996 

John D. Chapman 1996 

Committee to Survey Structure and Functions of Town Government 

Lillian M. Curley, Chairman 2000 

Anne P. Swanborg 2000 

William Lean, Jr. 1997 

Paul M. Donovan 2000 

Richard B. Colburn 1998 

Steven Kalus 1999 

Regional Refuse Disposal Planning Committee 

(established under Art. 63, ATM 1991) 

Appointed by Moderator 

Alix P. White 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 2000 

School Facilities Committee 

(established under Art. 42, ATM 1960. Appointed by the Moderator and Article 

33 of ATM 1975.) 



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Appointed by Moderator 

Robert G. Beggan, Chairman 2000 

James M. Sandell 1999 

Adrienne MacCarthy 1999 

Appointed by Selectmen 

David J. Chase 1999 

Patricia C. Chase 2000 

Mary M. Goodwin 1999 

Appointed by School Committee 

Robert Spofford 1997 

Robert Driscoll 1999 

Joanne Chittick 2000 

Sidewalk Study Committee 

Appointed by Selectmen 
Peter H. Pearce, Chairman 

Appointed by D.P.W. Superintendent 
Peter G. Laugelle 
Mary L. Snow 

Appointed by Moderator 
Edward E. Fegreus, Jr. 

Title Five Transition Study Committee 

Appointed by Board of Health 
Mark B. Bell, Chairman 
Chartis B. (Langmaid) Tebbetts 
David M. Kneeland 
Thomas C. McMahon 
Manuel E. Salvador 
Edward J. Connolly 
J. Anson Whealler 
Kearin A. Dunn 
Robert J. Moody 



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GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



TOWN ARCHIVIST 

During 1998 the Town's archive vault at Town Hall continued to receive permanent Public 
Records from the offices and Boards located in Town Hall, as required under the Public 
Records Law of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This law requires that records 
defined as permanent be stored in fireproof vaults at the site of the offices served by the 
vaults. Vault space in Cohasset's archive vault is limited and some vault sections are 
becoming crowded. The Town should consider future need for added vault facilities at 
Town Hall as we move into the early 21st century. Boards, Committees and Departments 
located at Town Hall are reminded that their Permanent Public Records should be turned 
over for safe storage in the fireproof vaults located for their convenience at Town Hall. 
The Town's historic Public Records, some of which date from the early 1700's, also are 
protected in the fireproof and climate-controlled archive vault. 

Respectfully submitted, 

David H. Wadsworth, 
Town Archivist. 



NORFOLK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 

Fiscal Year 1998 was a significant year for Norfolk County. 

It was determined, for the well-being of the county, to exercise prudent financial man- 
agement by selling Massachusetts Respiratory Hospital in Braintree. This was a difficult, 
but necessary decision to make. After experiencing several years of the Hospital encoun- 
tering financial difficulties, the negative impact that future losses would have had on 
county finances was inescapable. Yet, it was our hope that a way could be found to con- 
tinue services provided by the Hospital to the Norfolk County area. After taking all fac- 
tors into consideration and reviewing the options available, it was decided to sell the 
Hospital to Olympus Healthcare Group of Westboro. We wish to thank Treasurer Timothy 
P. Cahill and others who helped to oversee this prodigious transaction. 

A new computer system was purchased for the county that will provide a vast amount of 
accounting, personnel and purchasing information, when fully implemented. Employees 
who became initial users of the new system were given an opportunity to receive training 
on its use and also attended classes for Windows '95 and Microsoft Office Pro. 
The county provided regional services during the year in the form of grants to D.O.V.E. 



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(Domestic Violence Ended) -and Norfolk County R.&S.V. P. (Retired & Senior Volunteer 
Program). Outstanding volunteers received a citation for their special contribution to the 
program. To help combat hunger throughout the region, a total of $22,000 in local food 
pantry grants was given. Also, we contracted to start up a Regional Geographic 
Information System (RGIS). This is a computerized information and mapping system 
designed to meet the needs of businesses, government agencies and local communities for 
the purpose of promoting economic growth and providing resources to local communities. 

The County Engineering Department expanded its already valuable services through the 
county's purchase of Global Positioning System (GPS) Survey Equipment, which allows 
points on the ground to be located in relation to the base map of a Geographical informa- 
tional System (GIS). Designated personnel were trained to operate the System. The many 
services provided to communities throughout the year are detailed in the report of the 
county engineer. 

The Registry of Deeds continued to microfilm old and deteriorating records and provide 
state-of-art services to the public. Registry revenues showed a marked increase, as a result 
of an upwards trend in the real estate market. 

Phase two of the technology program conducted in Fiscal Year 1998 at the Norfolk 
County Agricultural High School in Walpole included installation of underground fiberop- 
tic cabling to create a computer backbone connecting all six classroom buildings on cam- 
pus. All computers are now connected to the Internet and World Wide Web. The school 
also has its own Web Page. 

Wollaston Recreational Facility in North Quincy completed another successful year of 
providing local golfers with a quality course on which to play at affordable prices, as well 
as accommodated many enthusiastic players who participated in the annual Norfolk 
County Classic golf tournament. Improvements to the facility included renovation of two 
tennis courts and paving of golf cart paths. 

The Office of the Sheriff, which already administers several community-oriented and 
rehabilitative programs, added a new one to its roster. The Braintree Alternative Center 
opened a female inmate wing in May. Programs for the rehabilitation of female offenders, 
who are under 24-hour supervision, include a requirement to perform community service. 
Inmates eligible for the program must pass a strict screening test. 

Capital improvements made to county property, included sidewalk repair at Quincy 
District Courthouse, exterior painting of Wrentham District Courthouse as well as re- 
paving and re-striping the Agricultural School parking lot. 

It is our continuing goal to communicate with and provide county support to our twenty- 
eight communities. We wish to thank our municipal officials and citizens for giving us the 
opportunity to do so. Thanks also to the advisory board, its coordinator, county and 



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municipal officials, department heads and employees for their continuing assistance and 
cooperation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William P. O'Donnell, Chairman 

John M. Gillis 

Peter H. Collins 

NORFOLK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 



REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGISTRARS 

The Board of Registrars reappointed Margaret Charles as the Chairwoman. She was also 
reappointed for three years by the Board of Selectmen. 



The following elections and town meetings were held: 



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Annual Town Meeting, March 28, 1998 
Annual Town Election, April 4, 1998 
State Primary, September 15, 1998 
Special Town Meeting, October 26, 1998 
State Election, November 3, 1998 
Special Town Election, December 5, 1998 

The Annual Listing of Persons seventeen years of age and older as per General Laws, 
Chapter 5 1, Section 4 was conducted by mail during January. Voter registration may be 
done at the Town Hall during regular business hours. Also, registration forms are avail- 
able from the Post Office, Paul Pratt Memorial Library, Registry of Motor Vehicles, and 
various state agencies. To register to vote you must be eighteen years of age on or before 
election day, born in the United State or be a naturalized citizen. 

At this time, we have a total of 5,123 active voters; 1,100 Democrats, 1,097 Republicans, 
2,904 Unenrolled, and 22 registered under political designations. As a result of the certi- 
fication of the 1998 state election the "Libertarian Party" has become a political party. 
This is because at least one statewide candidate, who was designated "Libertarian", 
received more than three percent of the vote cast for that office. However, the political 
party "Reform" no longer exists in this state because no statewide candidate ran under the 
party label. Voters enrolled in the Reform party are now enrolled in the Reform Political 
designation. Voters may now enroll in one of three political parties, Democrat, 
Republican, Libertarian; or in one of twelve political designations: Conservative; Green 
Party USA; Interdependent 3rd Party; Massachusetts Green Party; Natural Law; New 



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Alliance Party; New World Council; Prohibition; Rainbow Coalition; Reform; Socialist 
and We The People. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Margaret Charles, Chairwoman 
Marion Douglas, Clerk 
Dorothea Parmenter 
Judith Volungis 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

The Board of Selectmen are pleased to report progress on many fronts as the year moved 

forward. 

eminent. 



forward. We continued to work on a smooth transition to the town manager form of gov 



Proceeding with dredging of the harbor, undertaking an assessment of town buildings, and 
negotiating three union contracts, as well as keeping abreast of many long standing issues, 
1998 was a very active and productive year for the Town of Cohasset 

Highlights include: 

January 

Town Manager, Mark Haddad, works with Town boards and departments to develop the 
first Town Manager proposed budget for FY99. 

Selectmen and Town Manager consider implementation of a paramedic program. 

Nine members, adults and teens, are appointed to the newly created Youth Resources 
Committee, to be spearheaded by Recreation Director, Jack Worley. 

Traffic Study Committee recommends a four- way stop at the intersection of North Main 
Street and King Street/Forest Avenue. 

The Osgood Re-use Committee continues to study potential uses for the Osgood School 
property. 

February 

Anna Abbruzzese is selected Citizen of the Year. 



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The Building Inspector issues a cease and desist order to Cohasset Heights, Ltd. for ille- 
gally dumping waste material. 

Following discussions with the Attorney General's office, the Town agrees to sewer the 
Lily Pond area and analyze water quality in Little Harbor. 

Greenbush Mitigation Committee proposes hiring a consultant to review the The MBTA's 
data on air quality, noise and vibration. 

Sewer Commission seeks an additional $2.7 million to complete connections of homes in 
North Cohasset to sewer mains. 

KFP Architects hired to conduct facilities' audit of all Town-owned buildings. 

Town Manager conducts collective bargaining sessions with three unions: police., fire, 
and clerical. 

March 

Permitting process underway for Harbor dredging to begin in the fall. All material is 
deemed suitable for off-shore disposal. 

Selectmen vote to discontinue Eleazer Lane (at the end of James Lane) in the interest of 
public safety. 

FEMA grant is awarded in the amount of $341,000 for work on the James Brook Basin. 

Zoning Board of Appeals votes to have Cohasset Heights, Ltd. cease and desist opera- 
tions. 

Merle Brown is re-elected to the Board of Selectmen, and Tom Callahan wins a seat. 

Cohasset Harbor Marina asks the Town to support re-alignment of the federal anchorage. 

Town Meeting rejects additional borrowing for the North Cohasset sewer connections. 

April 

Selectmen approve and sign a lease with Cohasset Lobster Lab, Inc. for use of the former 
Hagerty property. 

Progress continues on construction of the new elementary school. 

Union contracts are successfully negotiated by the Town Manager, with both the police 
and fire unions. 



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May 

Newtonville area will be connected to the Central Cohasset sewer project. 

Third volume on Cohasset Town History to be authored by resident Jackie Dormitzer and 
edited by Molly Hochkeppel. 

Negotiations proceed with MediaOne for renewal of the Town's cable television license. 

Library Trustees request that the Osgood School be renovated as a new library. 

June 

Dean Rizzo is appointed M.A.P.C. representative. 

Osgood Re-use Committee seeks proposals that include housing for seniors as well as a 
library option. 

Town receives a report from Tech Environmental responding to the T's information on air 
quality, noise and vibration. 

Janet Husband is selected to be the new Library Director. 

Request by VercMobil to sell beer and wine at its 3 -A location is denied. 

Village Revitalization Task Force continues to seek grants for the downtown area. 

Plans for the Hagerty property get the go-ahead; permitting process begins. 

July 

Firm hired to remove all moorings from the Harbor by September 1. 

Traffic Study Committee revises and updates the traffic rules and regulations from the 
1946 version. 

County Engineers complete survey of private ways to be accepted. 

KFP Architects present the Facilities Audit of Town-owned buildings. 

Boards of Selectmen of other four Greenbush line towns are invited to discuss mutual mit- 
igation issues. 

FEMA and MEMA approve grant of $585,000 for the James Brook Flood Control Project. 



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September 

Town Manager recommends further consolidation of the D.P. W., by establishing an engi- 
neering and public buildings division. 

The new Osgood Elementary School opens. 

Cohasset Harbor dredging begins. 

Residents of King Street address safety issues with Selectmen. A four-way stop will be 
installed at the intersection of Pond and King Streets. 

Public hearing is held on MediaOne's cable television license renewal. 

Scituate, Cohasset and Hingham send letter to Trudy Coxe, Secretary of Environmental 
Affairs, addressing Greenbush mitigation issues. 

Osgood Re-use Committee recommends Keen Development Corp's proposal to renovate 
the school into condominiums for senior citizens. 

Library Trustees will ask town meeting for funds to design a new library in the old Osgood 
school building. 

October 

Selectmen accept six private ways as public ways. 
Moody's Investors upgrades the Town's bond rating to AA-3. 
Town meeting endorses library proposal for the Osgood school. 

November 
Town Manager begins "mothballing" of Osgood School, pending library plans. 
Independence Building will no longer be used as a Teen Center. 
101 dismantled call fire boxes are sold to Cohasset residents as memorabilia. 

December 
Development of a local Harbor Management Plan to begin. 
Joseph L. Buckley is appointed Treasurer/Collector. 
Laura Morrison is hired as the Town's first Firefighter/Paramedic. 



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A Growth and Development Task Force is established to develop a new Mastei . 

At this time the Selectmen would like to take the opportunity to thank all boards, com- 
mittees, volunteers and Town employees for their continued support and assistance in 
serving the Town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Roseanne M. McMorris, Chairman 
Nancy A. Roth, Vice-Chairman 
Merle S. Brown 
Thomas J. Callahan 
Diane C. Sullivan 



REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK 

The Town Clerk's office found 1998 to be another busy year. The annual census went out 
in January along with dog license forms. Underground storage registrations were issued 
in April, RTF and beach stickers were issued beginning in May, the List of Persons was 
printed and available in June, initiative petition and nomination papers were filed and sig- 
natures verified, four elections were held and two town meetings. The election and town 
meeting results follow this report, as well as the vital records. 

I would like to take this opportunity to encourage any person who is not a registered voter 
to register. You may register by mail, in person, at the Registry of Motor Vehicles and var- 
ious state agencies. You must be 18 years old on or before election day. If you have moved 
within town, please notify the office so that we can change our records. In addition, if you 
sign a nomination paper or petition follow the "instruction to signers." If we can't read it 
— we can't verify it. 

As a point of interest, if your friends or relatives are getting married in Massachusetts and 
you'd like to perform the ceremony, you no longer have to be a minister, priest, rabbi or 
justice of the peace. Simply call the Governor's office well in advance of the wedding date 
to receive a "Special Designee" commission. 

As always, it has been my pleasure to serve as Town Clerk again this year. Our office 
would like to extend our appreciation to the citizens of Cohasset, town officials, depart- 
ment heads, and town personnel for their assistance and support this past year. Also, I 
would like to extend a special thank you to my staff, Jacquelyn McGuire and Carol St. 
Pierre. 

Sincerely, 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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INDEX — ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
MARCH 28, 1998 

ARTICLE # DESCRIPTION OF ARTICLE 

1 Reports of Town Officers. Article withdrawn. 

2 Reports of Committees. Adopted unanimously. 

3 Operating Budget. Main motion as amended is adopted. 

4 Water Capital Account. Adopted unanimously. 

5 Short Term Borrowing. Adopted unanimously. 

6 Street Resurfacing. Adopted unanimously. 

7 Water Contract Operations. Adopted unanimously. 

8 Water Borrowing. Main motion as amended is adopted. 

9 Water Borrowing — New Tank. Motion adopted. 

10 Zoning Bylaws — Water Tank. Motion defeated 

1 1 Zoning District Map. Adopted unanimously. 

12 Unpaid bills. Motion adopted. 

13 Fiscal 1998 Transfers. Motion adopted. 

14 Central Sewer Easements. Adopted unanimously. 

15 Newtonville Sewerage. Motion adopted. 

16 Newtonville Sewerage. Motion withdrawn. 

17 North Cohasset Sewerage. Motion defeated. 

18 North Cohasset Sewerage. Motion defeated. 

19 Little Harbor Investigation. Motion adopted. 

20 Zoning Bylaw - Landfill Height. Motion adopted. 

21 General Bylaws Hazardous Material. Adopted unanimously. 

22 General Bylaws Hazardous Material. Motion withdrawn. 

23 So. Shore Women's Center. Motion defeated. 

24 Tax Rate Calculation. Motion adopted. 

25 Recall Bylaw. Motion defeated. 

26 Cedar Acres Engineering. Motion defeated. 

27 Zoning Bylaws — Bed & Breakfast. Motion adopted. 

28 General Bylaw Smoking. Adopted unanimously. 

29 General Bylaw — Health Regulations. Motion adopted. 

30 Amend Town Manager Act. Adopted unanimously. 

31 Amend General Bylaws to conform to the Town Manager Act. 
Adopted unanimously. 

32 Drainage improvements, Adopted unanimously. 

33 Mitigation Consultant. Motion adopted. 

34 Railroad Park. Motion defeated. 

35 Zoning Bylaws — Trailers & Vehicles. Motion withdrawn. 

36 Zoning Bylaw Amendment Abandonment. Motion adopted. 

37 Zoning Bylaw Amendment Municipal Signs. Motion adopted. 

38 Establish South Shore Recycling Cooperative. Adopted unanimously. 

39 General Bylaw Recycling. Motion adopted. 

40 Real Estate Tax Exemptions. Adopted unanimously. 



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41 General Bylaws - Key Boxes. Motion adopted. 

42 Eleazer Lane. Motion adopted. 

43 Pay As You Throw Program. Motion defeated. 

44 Harbor Mooring Reinstallation. Motion adopted. 



Annual Town Meeting - March 28,1998 

At the Annual Town Meeting held on Saturday, March 28, 1998 at the Cohasset High 
School Sullivan Gymnasium the following articles were contained in -the warrant and 
acted upon as follows. 

Checkers swom in by the Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas at 7:00 p.m, were Jacquelyn 
McGuire, Deborah Protulis, Janice Rosano, Margaret Hernan, Kathleen Rhodes, and 
Carol St. Pierre. Tellers were appointed and sworn in by the Moderator, George L. 
Marlette, III. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 10:15 p.m. and a quorum of 400 was pre- 
sent at that time. The registered voters checked in on the voting list totaled 350. The Rev. 
Devi from the Vendanta Centre gave the invocation, 

Members of the Boy and Girl Scouts called the pledge of allegiance. 

Voted unanimously to dispense with the reading of the call of the Meeting and Return of 
Service having been examined by the Moderator and found to be in order. 

Moved to adopt the following rules of procedure for the 1998 Annual Town Meeting that 
at the beginning of the annual town meeting, the moderator shall call aloud sacred the 
articles printed in the warrant by number, that those articles for which any one states a 
"hold" shall be held for further debate, that those articles upon which no hold has been 
placed shall all then and there all collectively, by one motion, be adopted in accordance 
with the proposed Town Manager's motions for each respective article, and that the 
remaining articles that have been so held shall thereafter be called individuals by the mod- 
erator for separate debate and vote, unless at the time the article is called, the hold there- 
on is withdrawn, in which event the article shall then and there be voted upon without fur- 
ther debate. 

Articles 2, 5, 6, 11, 21, 22, 28, 32 and 35 were not held for debate. 
Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 2: 

To act upon the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual Town Report 
for 1997. 



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Moved that the reports of any Committee heretofore chosen be heard and accepted and 
that committee continue in office. 

ARTICLE 5: 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Board of Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of revenue for the 
1999 fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998, in accordance with the provisions of 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4, and to issue a note or notes, there- 
fore payable within one year, and to renew any note or notes therefore. 

Moved that the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be autho- 
rized to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of revenues for the 1999 fiscal 
year beginning July 1, 1998, in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4, and to issue a note or notes therefore payable within one 
year, and to renew any note or notes therefore. 

ARTICLE 6: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money to be expended by the 
Town Manager for the repair, maintenance, resurfacing, paving and other improvements 
to certain streets in the Town, including any work related thereto. 

Moved that the sum of Three Hundred Thirty Three Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty 
Three ($333,723) Dollars be appropriated from any funds or grants received by the Town 
from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts pursuant to Chapter 90 of the General Laws, 
for the Town Manger to expend for the repair, maintenance, resurfacing, paving and other 
improvements to certain streets in the Town, including any work related thereto. 

ARTICLE II: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended in 
Fiscal Year 1998 by the Town Manager, for the purpose of reprinting and updating the 
Town Zoning District Map known as the "Zoning District Map of the Town of Cohasset, 
Massachusetts, October 1, 1976 as revised to 1985" prepared by Edwin A. Young R.L.S., 
R.RE. to include all changes authorized to date and to include on the face of said map the 
outline of the boundaries of the overlay zoning district known as the Water Resource 
District provided by Section 14 of the Zoning Bylaws established pursuant to Article 39 
adopted at the April 7, 1986 Annual Town Meeting. 

Moved that the sum of Four Thousand ($4,000) Dollars be transferred from Surplus 
Revenue, to be expended in Fiscal Year 1998 by the Town Manager, for the purpose of 
reprinting and updating the Town Zoning District Map known as the "Zoning District Map 
of the Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, October 1, 1976 as revised to 1985" prepared by 



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Edwin A. Young R.L.S., R.P.E. to include all changes authorized to date and to include on 
the face of said map the outline of the boundaries of the overlay zoning district known as 
the Water Resource District provided by Section 14 of the Zoning Bylaws established pur- 
suant to Article 39 adopted at the April 7, 1986 Annual Town Meeting. 

ARTICLE 21: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article XIII, Hazardous Materials, of the General 
Bylaws, by inserting in Section 2 the following definition: 

"Contamination" means a concentration above the Massachusetts Maximum Containment 
Level of any substance listed in the latest update of the Massachusetts Drinking Water 
Standards promulgated by the Department of Environmental Protection.", 

and by inserting the following new subsection in Section 4, Water Resource District 

(d) Contamination Correction in Water Resource District 

Upon a determination from the Board of Health that contamination has been found in any 
surface water, groundwater, or sediment sample taken in any location down gradient from 
any privately owned or operated landfill or other business or industrial facility located in 
the Town of Cohasset and where said sample was also taken within the Water Resource 
District defined pursuant to Article 14 of the Zoning Bylaws, the Board of Health shall 
order the owner or operator of said landfill or facility to: 

(1) no later than thirty (30) days from receipt of such order from the 
Board of Health, initiate a program approved by the Board, of regular sampling and test- 
ing of surface water, groundwater, and/or sediments for such substances and utilizing such 
sampling methods and sampling schedule in such locations as required by the Board, to 
fully delineate the potential or actual path of contamination from said landfill or facility 
to any public drinking water supply of the Town; 

(ii) no later than ninety (90) days from receipt of such order from the 
Board, initiate a contamination correction program approved by the Board, to significant- 
ly reduce or remove the contamination resulting from landfill or facility operations in the 
Water Resource District, to prevent any contamination of the Water Resource District 
from landfill or facility operations so as to protect public drinking water supplies from any 
contamination from landfill or facility operations. 

CITIZEN'S PETITION 

NAME ADDRESS 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 53 Pond St. 

Rustam K. Devitre 193 Sohier St. 

Mary E. Gainor 168 Sohier St. 

Linda Keller 2 Cushing Rd. 



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Constance Afshar 141 So. Main St. 

James C. Kinch 77 Forest Ave. 

Mary O. Kelly 247 Fairoaks Ln. 

Peter Pratt 75 Ripley Rd. 

Kevin F. O'Donnell 196 Fairoaks Ln. 

Michael F McNabb 662 Jerusalem Rd. 

Moved THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE WITHDRAWN FROM CONSIDERATION. 

ARTICLE 22: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article XIII, Hazardous Materials, of the General 
Bylaws of the Town of Cohasset by striking subsection (ii) of Section 6, Additional 
Prohibitions, following subsection (1) which states "All discharges of hazardous materi- 
als within the Water Resource District are prohibited", and inserting in place thereof the 
following new subsections: 

(ii) The Board of Health shall make an investigation of an alleged violation of this sec- 
tion, and shall inform the Fire Chief. Such investigation may include inspection of the 
premises where such violation may exist. 

(iii) Where written complaint is made by any person or any officer or agent of the Town, 
the Board of Health shall take action upon such complaint within thirty (30) days of the 
receipt thereof, and shall notify in writing the party making the written complaint of their 
action or non action and the reasons thereof. 

(iv) The Board of Health shall give immediate notice in writing to the owner and to any 
occupants of the premises if a violation is found. Such notice shall order the violator to 
cease and desist from any violation and to reduce or remove any contamination caused by 
such discharge within a specified period of time. 

(v) If, after such order to cease and desist from the Board of Health, the violation contin- 
ues, the Board shall forthwith make application to the Superior court for an injunction 
restraining the violation and shall take such other action as necessary to enforce this sec- 
tion. 

(vi) Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of 
not more than three hundred ($300) dollars. Each day or portion thereof during which a 
violation occurs shall constitute a separate violation. Assessment of fines and penalties for 
violations of this section may be made through the procedure for "Non Criminal 
Disposition of Certain Violators" as provided for in Article 1, Section 1 (h) of these 
Bylaws and Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 21 D, or through any other 
enforcement method allowed by law. 



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CITIZEN'S PETITION 

NAME ADDRESS 

John K. McNabb, Jr 53 Pond St. 

Rustam K. Devitre 193 Sohier St. 

Mary E. Gainor 168 Sohier St. 

Linda Keller 2 Cushing Rd. 

Constance Afshar 141 So. Main St. 

James C. Kinch 77 Forest Ave. 

Mary O. Kelly 247 Fairoaks Ln. 

Peter Pratt 75 Ripley Rd. 

Kevin F. O'Donnell 196 Fairoaks Ln. 

Michael F. McNabb 662 Jerusalem Rd. 

Moved THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE WITHDRAWN FROM CONSIDERATION. 

ARTICLE 28: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VII, Section 33, Paragraph (c) (1) of the 
General Bylaws of the Town be amended by deleting subparagraphs (1) (2) and (3) and 
substituting the following, "The prohibition against smoking in public places shall apply 
to the interior of all restaurants, bars and bar areas within restaurants their entirety". 

Moved that Article VII, Section 33, Paragraph (c) (i) of the General Bylaws of the Town 
be amended by deleting subparagraphs (1) (2) and (3) and substituting the following, "The 
prohibition against smoking in public places shall apply to the interior of all restaurants, 
bars and bar areas within restaurants in their entirety", and was acted upon as follows: 

ARTICLE 32: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or 
borrow, pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by 
the Town Manager, to install drainage and all other associated costs at the intersections of 
Beach Street and Atlantic Avenue and Beechwood Street and King Street. 

Moved that the sum of Thirty Thousand ($30,000) Dollars be transferred from Surplus 
Revenue, to be expended by the Town Manager, to install drainage and all other associat- 
ed improvements at the intersections of Beach Street and Atlantic Avenue and Beechwood 
Street and King Street. 

ARTICLE 35: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 4, Use Regulations, of the Zoning Bylaws 
by adding to subsection 4.3, the following: 

4.3.4.3 "In addition to the requirement for a special permit, the storage of any trailer 



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(except boat trailers) or any non-operative or unregistered motor vehicle, regardless of its 
use, remaining in any district for more than thirty (30) days shall be located on the lot as 
required by the setback provisions pertaining to buildings." 

Moved THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE WITHDRAWN FROM CONSIDERATION. 

ARTICLE I: 

To act upon the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual Town Report 
for 1997 be accepted. 

Moved THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE WITHDRAWN FROM CONSIDERATION 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 3: 

To see if the Town will vote to fix salaries and compensation of Elected Officers, and to 
see what sums the Town will vote to raise and appropriate from available funds or other- 
wise, for the payment of the salaries and compensation, expenses, equipment, and outlays, 
capital and otherwise, of the several Town Departments, for the ensuing fiscal year. 

See Appendices A & B 



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APPENDIXA 

TOWN MANAGER'S RECOMMENDATIONS, ARTICLE 3 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 28, 1998 



Dept 

tffl. 



ABQiBBriatiQaAcGQuni 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



Expended 

Rscat 199Q 



Expended 
ffsca/ 1997 



Appropriated 
Rscal 1998 



Department 
Requested 

Hscalim 



Town 

Manager 

Recommended 

Fiscal 1999 



Personal Services 



$1.00 



S573.00 



$573.00 



Board of Selectmen 



Elected Officials 


S4.999.86 


S5.499.84 


S5.500.00 


55,500.00 


$5,500.00 


General Expenses 


S25.777.73 


$23,402.33 


$43,525.00 


$25,662.00 


$25,662.00 


Town Manager 












Personal Services 


S56.481.88 


$62,301.88 


$60,000.00 


S68.000.00 


$68,000.00 


Town Hall Clerical 


S273.381.55 


$282,792.61 


$301,905.00 


$310,879.00 


$310,879.00 


General Expenses 


S 1.429.00 


$1,368.62 


$1,635.00 


$1,935.00 


$1,935.00 


Advisory Committee 












General Expenses 


S315.00 


$225.00 


S345.00 


$345.00 


$345.00 


Reserve Fund 












Reserve Fund 


SO.00 


$0.00 


$100,000.00 


$130,000.00 


$130,000.00 


Town Accountant ■ 












Personal Services 


S43.458.18 


$46,360.45 


$50,826.00 


SS5.35Z00 


$55.35Z0O 


General Expenses 


$1 1.70489 


S1Z38Z53 


$12,405.00 


$19,430.00 


$19,430.00 


Board of Assessors 












Elected Officials 


S3.699.96 


$3,699.96 


$3,700.00 


$3,700.00 


$3,700.00 


Personal Services 


$40,231.53 


$44,883.61 


$49,165.00 


$53,060.00 


$53,060.00 


General Expenses 


$18,126.49 


$18,530.01 


$16,800.00 


$16,650.00 


$11,255.00 


Treasurer Collector 












Elected Official 


$39,351.80 


$41,642.90 


$42,893.00 


$42,893.00 


$46,000.00 


General Expenses 


$33,312.78 


$34,944.07 


$38,825.00 


$41,830.00 


$40,330.00 


Legal Budget 












General Expenses 


$254,919.59 


$150,659.73 


$136,733.00 


$140,000.00 


$140,000.00 


MISCELLANEOUS 












Personnel Committee 


$100.00 


$64.00 


$250.00 


$0.00 


$0.00 


Town Reports 


$8,896.90 . 


$9,305.93 


$7,750.00 


$7,750.00 


$7,750.00 


Parking Cleric 


$2,048.40 


$2,108.42 


$2^00.00 


$2,200.00 


$2^00.00 


Unclassified 


$484.51 


$1,34Z25 


$2,350.00 


$1,350.00 


$1,350.00 


Annual Audit 


$10,100.00 


$7,500.00 


$10,000.00 


$7,500.00 


$7,500.00 


South Shore Coalition - Refuse 


$2,000.00 - 


$2,000.00 


$6,000.00 


$6,000.00 


$6,000.00 


Water Purchase 


$0.00 


$0.00 


S15.000.00 


$25,000.00 


$25,000.00 


Plumbing & Gas Inspections 


$4,550.02 


$3,610.12 


$5,400.00 


$5,400.00 


$5,400.00 


Sealer Weights/Measures Salary 


$750.00 


$750.00 


$1,000.00 


$1,000.00 


$1,000.00 


Sealer Weights/Measures Expenses 


$88.59 


$706.76 


$450.00 


$450.00 


$450.00 


Emergency Management Salaries 


$250.00 


$250.00 


$450.00 


$450.00 


$450.00 


Social Service League • Services 


$36,887.00 


$37,908.00 


$41,113.00 


$42,788.00 


$42,788.00 


Veteran's Agent Salary 


$1,600.00 


$1,599.96 


$1,600.00 


$1,600.00 


$1,600.00 


Veteran's Agent Expenses 


$5,339.00 


$997.71 


$5,200.00 


$5,200.00 


$1,000.00 


Commission on Disabilities 


$0.00 


$0.00 


$100.00 


$100.00 


$100.00 


Historical Commission 


$96.91 


$148.57 


$200.00 


$200.00 


$200.00 


Historical Preservation Salary 


$500.00 


$500.00 


$600.00 


$600.00 


$600.00 


Historical Preservation Expenses 


$0.00 


$0.00 


$200.00 


$200.00 


$200.00 


Keeper of the Town Clock 


$0.00 


$0.00 


$100.00 


$100.00 


$100.00 


Keeper of the Town Pump 


$0.00 


$0.00 


$100.00 


$100.00 


$100.00 


Town Celebrations 


$1,700.00 


$246.66 


$1,700.00 


$1,700.00 


$1,700.00 



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Dept 

No. Appropriation Account 

161 Town Clark 

Bected Officials 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 

162 Sections and Town Meeting 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 

171 Conservation Commission 

General Expenses 

175 Planning Board 
General Expenses 

176 Zoning Board of Appeals 
General Expenses 

192 Town Hail & Buildings 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 

TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



Expended 
Fiscal 1996 


Expended 
Fiscal 1997 


Appropriated 
Fiscal 1998 


Department 
Requested 
Fiscal 1999 


Town 

Manager 

Recommended 

Fiscal 1999 


$37,656.34 

5214.50 

5Z425.23 


$38,598.82 
$1,944.25 
$1,965.34 


539.757.00 
S2^20.00 
$3,375.00 


$40,950.00 
$Z800.00 
$2,875.00 


$40. 950.00 
$2,800.00 
$2,875.00 


S9.74ZS0 
59.906.26 


$10,460.23 

$9,698.00 


$4,277.00 
S8.240.00 


$6,311.00 
S9.015.00 


S6.311.00 
S9.015.00 


52.074.90 


$23.89Z24 


S29.800.00 


$33,550.00 


S29.050.00 


S 1,996. 36 


S3.925.76 


$4,930.00 


$4,930.00 


$4,930.00 


S2.723.02 


S3.486.86 


$4,085.00 


$4,085.00 


$4,085.00 


S24.483.73 
537.156.75 


$7,865.14 
$50,268.72 


$12,150.00 
$48,000.00 


$22,779.00 
$53,900.00 


$19,932.00 
$65,400.00 


S 1.0 11. 063.06 


$949,838.28 


$1,123,427.00 


51.206.692.00 


$1,202,857.00 



PUBLIC SAFETY 

210 Police Department 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Cruiser Purchase 

212 Central Dispatch 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 

220 Fire Department 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Hydrant Rental 

241 Building Commissioner 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 

245 Electrical Inspector 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 



Animal Control 



Personal Services 
General Expenses 



Harbor Master 



Personal Services 
General Expenses 



$845,190.14 
S65.048.79 
$57280.00 


$883,666.50 
$68,617.11 
J51.191.00 


$901,349.00 
$64,125.00 
$51,756.00 


$938,513.00 
S65.675.00 
$46,000.00 


$938,513.00 
$48,775.00 
$46,000.00 


S103.386.06 
$7,089.98 


$117,087.95 
$9,500.00 


$129,361.00 
$9,500.00 


$144,718.00 
$11,500.00 


$143,464.00 
$11,500.00 


$994,360.81 
$105,636.83 
$109,146.16 


S1. 000.304.63 
$72,121-58 
5115.154.00 


$999,344.00 

$87,690.00 

$120,849.00 


$1,037,820.00 
$93,490.00 
$121,224.00 


S1.037.820.00 
$78,490.00 
$15,000.00 


$43,040.56 
S2.991.02 


$44,483.65 
$2,796.82 


$45,709.00 
$3,317.00 


$48,616.00 
$3,317.00 


$48,616.00 
$3,317.00 


$43,340.65 
$11,581.79 


$45,383.55 
$11,148.65 


$48,309.00 
$9,740.00 


$0.00 
$15,000.00 


$0.00 
$15,000.00 


S9.795.00 
$2,339.92 


$10,040.00 
$3,095.35 


$10,341.00 
$2,690.00 


$10,651.00 
$2,570.00 


$10,651.00 
$2,270.00 


$34,466.05 
$6,608.52 


$38,355.53 
$7,100.66 


$44,254.00 
$7,850.00 


$46,888.00 
$7,850.00 


$46,888.00 
$6,600.00 



35 



Dept 



ApprvBrtationAccQunt 

Shellfish Constable 



Personal Services 
General Expenses 



TOTAL PL'SLiC SAFETY 





Expended 
EscaLWS 


Expended 
RSC3IW7 


Appropriated 
Fiscal 1998 


Department 
Requested 
Fiscal 1999 


Town 

Manager 

Recommended 

Fiscal 7SS9 




S500.00 
$0.00 


SSO0.00 
$0.00 


$500.00 
$220.00 


$500.00 
$220.00 


S500.00 
$0.00 




S2.441. S022S 


S2.450.S47.C2 


$2 53S 9C4 00 


S2.S94.S52.C0 


52.453.4C4.CC 



SCHOOLS 

300 Cohasset Public Schools 



1100 


School Committee 


$81,865.00 


$94,715.00 


S107.900.00 


$101,734.00 


$101,734.00 


1200 


Superintendents Office 


$122,646.00 


S127.987.00 


$1 39.613.00 


$142,613.00 


$142,613.00 


1220 


Business Office 


SS2.533.00 


$56,066.00 


S67.086.00 


$71,546.00 


$71,546.00 


1230 


Student Services 


$126,36200 


S122.695.00 


$1 22050.00 


$126,020.00 


$1 26.020.00 


2100 


Supervision 


$43,145.00 


$43. 178.00 


$45,076.00 


$51,164.00 


$5 1.1 64.00 


2200 


Principals 


$404,761.00 


$435,591.00 


$472143.00 


$493,174.00 


$493,174.00 


2300 


Teaching 


$4,001,322.00 


$4,160,641.00 


$4,476,215.00 


$4,773,441.00 


$4,773,441.00 


2400 


Textbooks 


$42,787.00 


$59,478.00 


S70.815.00 


$91,527.00 


$91,527.00 


2500 


Library 


$188,589.00 


$222,737.00 


S242.196.00 


$272764.00 


$272764.00 


2600 


Audio/Visual 


S59.855.00 


$33,608.00 


$38,581.00 


$28,149.00 


$28,149.00 


2700 


Guidance 


$228,018.00 


$260,671.00 


S272.909.00 


$304,849.00 


$304,849.00 


3200 


Health 


$58,788.00 


S61. 058.00 


$77,247.00 


$80,393.00 


$80,393.00 


3310 


Operation of Buses 


$106,685.00 


$109,375.00 


$1 12.146.00 


$116,903.00 


$116,903.00 


3350 


Maintenance of Buses 


$25,000.00 


$26,000.00 


$20,000.00 


$20,000.00 


$20,000.00 


3370 


Contracted Carriers 


$1 8.000.00 


S31. 695.00 


$36,243.00 


$26,700.00 


$26,700.00 


3510 


Athletics 


$1 19.874.00 


S158.184.00 


S176.118.00 


S 189.520.00 


S189.520.00 


3520 


Student Activities 


$14,696.00 


$18,031.00 


S 18.503.00 


$20, 197.00 


$20,197.00 


4110 


Custodial 


S329.053.00 


S331 .600.00 


S3 13.766.00 


$380,108.00 


S380.108.00 


4120 


Heat 


560.000.00 


S62.000.00 


S67.000.00 


$76,000.00 


576.000.00 


4130 


Utilities 


S125.300.00 


S131.900.00 


S 125.400.00 


S121.900.00 


5121.900.00 


4210 


Maintenance/Grounds 


S 10.000.00 


514.000.00 


514.000.00 


S14.000.00 


514.000.00 


4220 


Maintenance/Buildings 


$104,932.00 


S104.500.00 


S95.300.00 


S 112.000.00 


$112000.00 


4230 


Equip/Maint/Repair 


$22,635.00 


S19.830.00 


S25.560.00 


$21. 165.00 


$21,165.00 


5200 


Fixed Expenditures 


$2,200.00 


S2200.00 


S2.SOO.00 


$2500.00 


$2500.00 


7300 


Acquisition/Equipment 


S95.813.00 


$122.79200 


S54.959.00 


$49,063.00 


$49,063.00 


7400 


Replacement/Equipment 


$28,051.00 


$26,681.00 


$20,081.00 


521.81200 


S21. 81200 


9300 


Other Than Public 


S334.008.00 


$351,934.00 


$377,730.00 


5466.124.00 


$466,124.00 




S6.8O6.918.0O 


S7.189.147.00 


57.591.137.00 


58.175.366.00 


$8,175,366.00 


South Shore Vocational Technical 












Regional Assessment 


S25.786.00 


$67,469.00 


574.634.00 


574.634.00 


S74.634.00 


TOTAL SCHOOLS 


$6,832,704.00 


S7256.616.00 


$7,665,771.00 


58250.000.00 


58250.000.00 


PUBLIC WORKS 












Department of Public Works 


" 










Personal Services 


S357.029.55 


S379.493.97 


S405.491.00 


$420.90200 


5420.90200 


General Expenses 


$331. 772.92 


S357. 186.74 


S385.069.00 


$381,779.00 


5394.776.00 


Snow & Ice Control 


S138.106.S3 


566.330.71 


$45,743.00 


$45,900.00 


545.900.00 


Street 


Lighting 


$5 1.325.40 


551.878.62 


$52000.00 


$53,000.00 


$53,000.00 


TOTAI 


. PUBLIC WORKS 


S878.234.40 


S854.890.04 


$888,303.00 


$901,581.00 


S914.578.00 



36 



DepL 



Appropriation Account 

HEALTH 4. SANITATION 

Sewers 

General Expenses 

Board of Health 

Parsers! BspsTrS?-" 
General Expenses 



Town 

Department Manager 

Expended Expended Appropriated Requested Recommended 

EsnUSM Fiscal mi EssaLim EssaLim flscaUSaa 



S 173.230.00 



>»o.ooi.i2 
S30.285.93 



S162.246.00 S181.424.00 S189.288.00 Si79.288.00 



S48.20Z97 
S39.351.77 



S49.485.00 
S70.581.0O 



S50.959.00 
S80.708.00 



S50.959.00 
S40.708.00 



TOTAL HEALTH & SANITATION 



S320.955.00 



HUMAN SERVICES 
Elder Affairs Board 



Personal Services 
General Expenses 



S43.224.94 
S13.218.91 



S53.168.00 
$13,688.74 



S57.66Z00 
S27. 134.00 



S72.379.00 
$27,134.00 



$72,379.00 
$26,109.00 



TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES 



CULTURE AND RECREATION 
Library 



Personal Services 
General Expenses 



Recreation Commission 



Personal Expenses 
General Expenses 



S21 1.487.57 S219.586.45 S232.938.00 

$51. 160.55 $57,111.00 554.042.00 



566.809.20 S70.536.59 S73.388.00 

$3,110.00 $3,300.00 $3,300.00 



$252,131.00 
S70.905.00 



S79.491.00 
$3,300.00 



$234,131.00 
$62,075.00 



$94,491.00 
S3.300.00 



TOTAL CULTURE & RECREATION 



$332,567.32 $350,534.04 $363,668.00 



$405,827.00 



$393,998.00 



OTHER BUDGETS 
710 Debt Service 



Principal 
Interest 
Snort Term 



Benefits and Insurance 



Pension - County Assessment 
Pension - Non Contributory Assessment 
Workers Compensation Insurance 
Unemployment Insurance 
Health Insurance 
Life Insurance 

Medicare Tax - Employer Contribution 
Property & Liability Insurance 



$389,666.00 
$100,149.00 
$71,599.32 



$534,419.00 

S3.316.80 

$63,752.00 

$1,899.00 

S74S.695.89 

$4,840.00 

$56,765.21 

S121.365.2S 



S53Z560.00 
$197,981.10 
$68,230.62 



$568,977.00 
S3.316.80 
$58,845.00 
$15,206.00 
$765,023.25 
$4,582.00 
$64,909.40 
$126,496.04 



$616,250.00 
$265,891.00 
$225,000.00 



$563,408.00 
$3,320.00 

$105,000.00 
$5,000.00 

$858,601.00 
$5,100.00 
$75,000.00 

S1 36.204.00 



$572,250.00 
$231,743.00 
$846,639.00 



$567,713.00 
$3,320.00 

$105,000.00 
$5,000.00 

$880,000.00 
$5,500.00 
S70.000.00 

S136.204.00 



S57Z250.00 
$231,743.00 
$846,639.00 



$567,713.00 
$3,320.00 

$105,000.00 
$5,000.00 

$880,000.00 
$5,500.00 
$70,000.00 

$136,204.00 



TOTAL OTHER BUDGETS 



$2,093,467.47 



$2,406,127.21 



$2,858,774.00 



37 



Dept 

tia. ABBcajirfattQn Account 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

450 Water Department 

General Expenses 
Other Appropriations 
Mat^r-g Debt 
fnterest 











Town 








Department 


Manager 


Expended 


Expended 


Appropriated 


Requested 


Recommended 


Fiscal 1996 


Rsal 1997 


Rscal 7999 


Rsal 1999 


Rscal 1999 



S695. 135.00 
$59,000.00 
S21S.200.00 
$232133.00 



$633,563.00 
$59,000.00 
$253,373.00 
$273,885.00 



$596,504.00 
$33,000.00 
$345,750.00 
$273,048.00 



$616,754.00 
$15,000.00 
$495,750.00 
$382,386.00 



$621,454.00 
$10,300.00 
$^95,750.00 
$382,386.00 



TOTAL WATER DEPARTMENT 



$1,204,468.00 $1,220,421.00 



$1,248.30200 



$1,509,890.00 



TOTAL OPERATING BUDGET 



$15,100,827.43 $15,835,531.13 $17,071,435.00 $18,712,379.00 $18,517,539.00 



SUMMARY 

General Government 

Public Safety 

Schools 

Department of Public Works 

Health and Sanitation 

Human Services 

Culture and Recreation 

Other Budgets 

Water Department 



$1,011,063.06 

$2,441.80228 

$6.832704.00 

$878234.40 

$250,077.05 

$56.443.8S 

$332,567.32 

$2,093,467.47 

$1,204,468.00 



$949,838.28 
$2,480,547.08 
$7,256,616.00 

$854,890.04 

$249,800.74 
$66,856.74 

$350,534.04 
$2,406,127.21 
$1220.421.00 



$1,123,427.00 

$2536.904.00 

$7,665,771.00 

$888,303.00 

$301,490.00 

$84,796.00 

$363,668.00 

$2,858,774.00 

$1248.30200 



$1,206,692.00 

$2,594.55200 

$8,250,000.00 

$901,581.00 

S320.955.00 

$99,513.00 

$405,827.00 

$3,423,369.00 

S1. 509.890.00 



$1.202857.00 

$2,453,404.00 

$8,250,000.00 

$914,578.00 

$270,955.00 

$98,488.00 

$393,998.00 

$3,423,369.00 

$1,509,890.00 



TOTAL OPERATING BUDGET 



$15,100,827.43 $15,835,631.13 $17,071,435.00 $18,712^79.00 $18,517,539.00 



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APPENDIX B 

SALARY & RATE SCHEDULES - FISCAL 1999 
3% 



PAY GRADE 


Min 


1st 


2nd 


3rd 


4th 


5th 


6th 


A 


Hourly 
35 Hrs. 
40Hrs. 


7.6600 
268.10 
306.40 


8.0984 
283.44 
323.94 


8.5599 
299.59 
342.39 


9.0213 
315.75 
360.35 


9.4828 
331.90 
379.31 


9.9442 
348.05 
397.77 


10.4172 
364.60 
415.59 


B 


Hourly 
35 Hrs. 
40 Hrs. 


8.2599 
289.10 
330.40 


8.7444 
306.06 
349.78 


9.2520 
323.82 
370.08 


9.7481 
341.18 
389.92 


10.2557 
358.95 
410.23 


10.7171 
375.10 
428.68 


11.2247 
392.87 
448.99 


C 


Hourly 

35 Hrs. 
40 Hrs. 


8.9175 
312.11 

356.70 


9.4712 
331.49 
378.85 


9.9788 
349.26 
399.15 


10.5094 
367.83 
420.38 


11.0286 
386.00 
441.14 


11.5823 
405.38 
463.29 


12.1476 
425.17 
485.90 


D 


Hourly 
35 Hrs. 
40 Hrs. 


9.6443 
337.55 
385.77 


10.2095 
357.33 
408.38 


10.8094 
378.33 
432.38 


11.3632 
397.71 
454.53 


11.9515 
418.30 
478.06 


12.5398 
438.89 
501.59 


13.1167 
459.08 
524.67 


E 


Hourly 
35 Hrs. 
40 Hrs. 


10.4172 
364.60 
416.69 


11.0171 
385.60 
440.68 


11.6630 
408.21 
466.52 


12.2630 
429.20 
490.52 


12.8975 
451.41 
515.90 


13.5320 
473.62 
541.28 


14.1664 
495.83 
566.66 


F 


Hourly 
35 Hrs. 
40 Hrs. 


11.2363 
393.27 
449.45 


11.8938 
416.28 
475.75 


12.5859 

440.51 
503.44 


13.2436 
463.52 
529.74 


13.8896 
486.14 
555.58 


14.6048 
511.17 
584.19 


15.2855 
534.99 
611.42 


G 


Hourly 
35 Hrs. 
40 Hrs. 


12.1361 
424.76 
485.44 


12.8629 
450.20 

514.51 


13.5666 
474.83 
542.66 


14.3164 
501.07 
572.65 


15.0432 
526.51 
601.73 


15.7700 
551.95 
630.80 


16.4737 
576.58 
658.95 


H 


Hourly 
35 Hrs. 
40 Hrs. 


13.0935 
458.27 
523.74 


13.8780 
485.73 
555.12 


14.6624 
513.19 
586.50 


15.4585 
541.05 
618.34 


16.2660 
569.31 
650.64 


17.0274 
595.96 
681.10 


17.8119 
623.42 
712.48 


I 


Hourly 
35 Hrs. 
40 Hrs. 


14.1318 
494.61 
565.27 


14.9971 
524.90 
599.88 


15.8277 
553.97 
633.11 


16.6929 
584.25 
667.71 


17.5350 
613.73 
701.40 


18.3887 
643.60 
735.55 


192424 
673.48 
769.69 


J 


Hourly 
35 Hrs. 
40 Hrs. 


15.2739 
534.59 
610.96 


16.1853 
566.48 
647.41 


17.0851 
597.98 
683.40 


18.0079 
630.28 
720.32 


18.9078 
661.77 
756.31 


19.8769 
695.69 
795.07 


20.7998 
727.99 
831.99 


K 


Hourly 
35 Hrs. 
40 Hrs. 


16.4852 

576.98 

• 659.41 


17.4889 
612.11 
699.55 


18.4579 
646.03 
738.32 


19.4846 
681.96 
779.39 


20.4537 
715.88 
818.15 


21.4458 
750.60 
857.83 


22.4494 
785.73 
897.98 


L 


Hourly 
35 Hrs. 
40 Hrs. 


17.8234 
623.82 
71Z94 


18.8963 
661.37 
755.85 


19.9807 
699.32 
799.23 


21.0536 
736.87 
842.14 


22.1264 
774.42 
885.06 


23.1877 
811.57 
927.51 


24.2375 
848.31 

969.50 


* M 


Hourly 
35 Hrs. 
40 Hrs. 


19.2424 
673.48 
769.69 


20.4191 
714.67 
816.76 


21.5381 
753.83 
861.52 


22.7032 
794.61 
908.13 


23.8684 
835.39 
954.74 


25.0335 

876.17 

1,001.34 


26.1986 

916.95 

1,047.95 


N 


Hourly 

35 Hrs. 
40 Hrs. 


20.7766 
727.18 
831.07 


22.0226 
770.79 
880.90 


23.2685 
814.40 
930.74 


24.5259 
858.41 
981.04 


25.7488 

901.21 

1,029.95 


27.0178 

945.62 

1,080.71 


28.2752 

989.63 

1,131.01 





Hourly 
35 Hrs. 
40 Hrs. 


22.4494 
785.73 
897.98 


23.7992 
832.97 
951.97 


25.1374 

879.81 

1,005.49 


26.5102 
927.86 

1.060.41 


27.8714 

975.50 

1 ,"114.86 


29.2096 
1.022.34 
1.168.39 


30.5478 
1.069.17 
1,221.91 



41 





Pay 


Positions 








Group 


Authorized 


Schedule 


Hours 


Schedule 1 - Regular EmDlovees 










-$oard of Assessors 










Assistant Assessor/Appraiser 


M 




1 


40 


Administrative Assistant 


F 




7 


35 


Clerk 


E 




7 


30 


Building Department 










Building Insoector/Zoning Officer 


L 




1 


40 


Clerk * 


D 




7 


21 


Civilian Dispatch 










Communications Supen/isor 


F 




1 


40 


Communications Officer 


E 




1 


40 


Communications Officer 


E 




1 


16 


Conservation Commission 










Agent 


J 




1 


20 


Secretary 


E 




7 


22 


Elder Affairs 










Director 


J 




1 


35 


Outreach Worker 


D 




1 


18 


Clerk 


D 




1 




Elections 










Clerk 


B 




7 


20 


Fire Department 










Fire Chief 


Contract 








Captain 


FS-11 




5 


42 


Firefighter - EMT 


FS-10 


10 


5 


42 


Firefighter- Mechanic 


FS-10 




5 


42 


Private 


FS-09 




5 


42 


Ambulance Billing Administrator 


E 




7 


20 


Harbor Department 










Harbormaster 


I 




1 


40 


Health, Board of 










Health Agent 


L 




1 


40 


Administrative Secretary 


F 




1 


35 


Library 










Chief Librarian 


Contract 




1 


40 


Staff Librarian 


L5 




6 


35 


Staff Librarian 


L5 




6 


32 


Library Assistant 


L4 




6 


32 


Library Technician 


L3 




6 


35 


Senior Cleri< 


12 




6 


35 


Custodian 


L2 




6 


17 


Planning Board 










Secretary 


E 




7 


20 


Police Department 










P6//ce Chief 


Contract 








Sergeant 


PS-11 




4 


37.5 


Patrolman 


PS-09 


13 


4 


37.5 


Clerk 


D 




7 


25 


Public Works, Department of 


- 








Superintendent 


Contract 








Working Foreman 


H 




1 


40 


Heavy Equipment Operator 


F 


4 


1 


40 


Tree Climber 


F 


1 


1 


40 



42 



Truck Driver/Utility Worker 

Skilled Utility Worker 

Skilled Utility Worker-Cemetery 

Clerk 

Recycling Monitor 
Recreation 

Director 
Selectmen, Board of 

Administrative Secretary - 

Secretary/Receptionist 
Sewer 

Superintendent 

Secretary 

Utility Worker 

Operator 
Town Accountant 

Town Accountant 

Assistant Town Accountant 
Town Clerk 

Assistant Town Clerk 
Town Hall 

Custodian 
Town Manager 

Town Manager 
Treasurer/Collector 

Assistant Treasurer 

Assistant Collector 

Accounting Clerk 
Water Department 

Superintendent 

Supervisor 

Plant Foreman 

Plant Operator/Lab Director 

Heavy Equipment Operator-Meter 
Inspector 

Plant Operator 

Service Operator 
Wire Department 

Superintendent 

Electrician/Inspector 

Schedule 1 a - Elected Employees 

Town Clerk 

Clerk, Board of Registrars 

Treasurer/Collector 

Moderator 

Board of Selectmen: 

Chairman 

Members (4) at $1 ,000 
Board of Assessors 

Chairman 

Members (2) at $1,200 



Contract 
E 



Contract 

F 
F 
E 

N 
K 

H 

F 

G 

E 
E 

K 

H 



40,950 

329 

46,000 

1 

1,500 
4,000 

1,300 
2,400 



40 
40 
40 
30 
16 

40 

35 

•5K 



21 
35 
21 



35 
35 
35 

40 
40 
40 
40 

40 

40 
40 



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Schedule 2a - Part Time Positions Annual 


Veterans' Agent 


1,600 


Member, Board of Registrars 


326 


Sealer of Weights & Measure 


1,000 


Town Archivist 


600 


Director of Civil Defense 


300 


Assistant Civil Defense Director 


100 


Shellfish Constable 


500 


Animal Control Officer 


10,651 


Keeper of the Town Clock 


100 


Keeper of the Town Pump 


100 


Schedule 2b - Part Time Positions Houriv 


Assistant Harbormaster 


7.00 


Casual Labor 




Stepl 


5.50 


Step 2 


5.90 


Step Maximum 


6.30 


Skilled Casual Labor 


7.00 


Election Officers 


6.00 


Election Clerk 


6.50 


Election Warden 


7.00 


Summer Patrolman 


9.00 


Police Matron 


10.00 


Deputy Building Inspector (H-Min) 


13.09 


Recreation Clerk 




Stepl 


5.50 


Step 2 


5.90 


Step Maximum 


6.30 


Library Pages 




Stepl 


5.50 


Step 2 


5.90 


Step Maximum 


6.30 


Recording Secretary 


9.00 


Schedule 3 - Part Time Positions 




Constable - Per Notice 


20.00 


Schedule 4 - Informational Only 




Police Department 


(Collective Bargaining Unit) 


Schedule 5 - Informational Only 




Fire Department 


(Collective Bargaining Unit) 


Schedule 6 - Informational Onlv 




Library 


(Collective Bargaining Unit) 


Schedule 7 - Informational Only 




Municipal Clerical & Custodial 


(Collective Bargaining Unit) 


Exempt Positions - Per the Fair Labor Standards Act 


Assistant Assessor/Appraiser 


Police Chief 


Building Inspector 


Recreation Director 


Elder Affairs Director 


Superintendent of Public Works 


Fire Chief 


Town Accountant 


Harbormaster 


Town Manager 


Health Agent 


Water Superintendent 


Chief Librarian 


Water Supervisor 



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\TOWNOFCOHASSET 


I 




CAPITAL ITEMS REQUESTED 


I 




I FY 1999 TO FY\ 2003 


I 




I I 


I 


nFPAQTMFNT/lTEM 


Fy 1999 1 FY_2000\ FY 2001 


FY 2002 1 FY 2003 




I 


I 


fioard af Selectman 


1 


I 












Repair Jerusalem Road Wall at Linden Drive 


S20.000.00 


1 






Repaint Cunningham's Bridqe 


580.000.00 


1 






Reconstruction Ripley Rosd/Depot Court Intersection $20,000.00 






Reconstruction of Downtown Parkinq Lot 


$75.000.00 1 






Dredqe James Brook/Smith Place to Jacob's Meadow S200.000.00 1 






!Drs=qa James SrccWS.T^ Placa := S.^ Sar-csjarv Pond 1 S~50.000.00 


Dredqe Bound Brook/Turtle Island to Scituate Line 


$1,500,000,001 






1 1 


Pollcm Department 
















Cruiser Replacement Program 


S50.000.00 


$50,000.00 


$50,000,001 $50,000,001 $50,000.00 


Four Wheel Drive Vehicle 






1 S35.000.00 


Mobile Data Terminal 






1 








1 1 


FJre Department 


I 


1 


1 1 






Replace Forest Truck 1 S100.000.00 






Refurbish Engine Two $80,000.00 I 






New Dispatch Room S50.000.00 1 






Replace Enqine Three 




$250,000.00 






Expansion of Fire Facilities 




$50,000.00 






Self-Contained Breathinq Apparatus Tanks 


$12,000.00 


j 1 


Replace Chiefs Vehicle 


I 


$35.000.00 1 


Replace Rescue Ambulance 


I 


$110,000.00 


| 


Expansion of Police Facilities 


I 




$50.000.00| 




I 




Paul Pratt Library 


| | 


I I 


I 


Replace Carpetinq 


S1 8.000.00 


I I 


Replace Combination Windows 


| 


S8.000.00 1 




I 


I I 


Schopl Department 


I I 




| 






Replace One School Bus 


$50.000.00 1 






Install Stair Lift at JriSr. Hiqh School 


$40,000,001 






Intercom System at JriSr. High School 


$20.000.00 1 






Boiler Feed Units at Deer Hill and JrJSr. High School 


$25,000.00 






Technology Plan 


$200.000.00 1 S200.000.00 


$200.000.00 1 $200,000.00 




Resurface Parking Areas at Deer Hill and JrVSr. High Scnoo 


$70,000.00 






Electrical Upqrade at Deer Hill School 


$25,000.00 






Upgrade Bathrooms at Deer Hill School 


$40,000.00 






Replace One School Bus 






S55.000.00 1 








I 




Dsoartmetit pfPybllc Y/prks 




1 














Front End Loader 


$150,000.00 


| 




Four Wheel Drive Dumo Truck 


$40,000.00 


| 




Stainless Steel Sand Spreader 




$16.000.00| 




GVW Diesel Dump Truck 




$75.000.00 1 




Refurbish Beechwood Ball Fields 




$10,000,001 1 




Street Sweeper 




$125,000,001 




Install Sprinkler System on Town Common 




S25.000.00l 




Front End Loader and Backhoe ' 




1 1 $75,000.00 




Mulb-Puroose Ride On Machine 






$20,000.00 




Loam and Seed Town Common 








$15,000.00 


Pick Up Truck 






$25,000.00 


One Ton Dump Truck 


J 


1 1 


$35,000.00 






1 


fatiprfpmmlsxlpq 






| I 








I I 


North Cohasset Wastewater System (Additional Funds) 


SZ700.000.00 


















16/Ztar Department 














1 


Two Million Gallon Storage Tank (Additional Funds) 


$200,000,001 




1 i 


SMttmlk Stud&Commttte* 


I 


| 




I 


I | 


Annual Aooropnation 


$50,000,001 S50.000.00 


S5O.000.00 1 $50.000.00 1 S50.000.00 




1 


| 




• 1 1 1 


GRAND TOTAL | S3.750.ooo.oo 


$1,266,000,001 S1. 373. 000.00 i $1. 980.000.00 1 S210.000.00 



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Moved that the sum of Eighteen Million, Five Hundred Seventeen Thousand Five 
Hundred Thirty Nine ($18,517,539) be appropriated for the Fiscal Year 1999 Annual 
Town Budget to be allotted as follows: The sum of Ninety Six Thousand Four Hundred 
Eighty ($96,480) Dollars for salaries of elected Town Officials consisting of the Town 
Clerk, $40,950; Clerk, Board of Registrars, $329; Moderator, $1.00; Treasurer-Collector, 
$46,000; Selectmen, Chairman, $1,500, Members (4) at $1,000, $4,000; Board of 
Assessor, Chairman, $1,300, Members (2) at $1,200, $2,400; and the remaining sum of 
Eighteen Million Four Hundred Twenty One Thousand Fifty Nine ($18,421,059) Dollars 
for Personal Services, Expenses and Capital Outlays, Interest on Maturing Debt and other 
charges for the various departments as recommended for purposes shown in Appendix A 
and Appendix B of the Warrant for the 1998 Annual Town Meeting, a copy of which 
Appendices are filed herewith, and to meet the appropriation, the following transfers are 
made: 

$ 1,509,890 from Water Revenue 

$ 60,000 from Pension Reserve 

$ 317,882 from Surplus Revenue 

and the remaining balance of $18,139,657 raised from taxation and other general revenues 
of the Town; and further that the Salary Rate & Schedule as printed in the Warrant and 
shown in Appendix B be adopted. 

Amendment offered by Fred Koed. 

Moved that the main motion, Article 3, of the Town Warrant for the Annual Town 
Meeting, March 28, 1998, be ammended. That the line item contained under the column 
"Town Manager Recommended": 

"220 - Fire Department ~ Hydrant Rental", containing the number $15,000 be struck, and 
substituted in it place the line item; "220 Fire Department — Emergency Water Service", 
containing the number $121,224; and that the line Items: 

Total Public Safety $ 2,453,404 

Total Operating Budget $18,517,539 



Amendment offered by Roy Fitzsimmons: 

Moved that the main motion of Article 3 be amended on line item 300 Total Cohasset 
Public Schools be changed from $8,175,366 to $8,148,366 and that $27,000 be returned 
to the "free cash" account. Change total operating budget to $18,490,539. 

Amendment offered by Roy Fitzsimmons is defeated. 

Main motion as amended by Fred Koed is adopted. 



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It was moved that Article 44 be advanced for immediate consideration. 

Hand count taken; Yes 133 No 105 

Motion for advancement of Article 44 is adopted. 

ARTICLE 44: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to the expended by 
the Town Manager, to pay for the removal and reinstallation of some or all of the moor- 
ings in Cohasset Harbor in conjunction with the Harbor Dredging project together with all 
costs incidental and related thereto. 

Moved that the sum of One Hundred Thousand ($100,000) Dollars is hereby appropriat- 
ed, to be expended by the Town Manager, to pay for the removal and reinstallation of 
some or all of the moorings in Cohasset Harbor in conjunction with the Harbor Dredging 
project, together with all costs incidental and related thereto; that to raise this appropria- 
tion, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is authorized to borrow 
the sum of One Hundred Thousand ($100,000) Dollars under and pursuant to Chapter 44, 
Section 7, of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, or any other enabling author- 
ity, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town, therefore. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motion is adopted by the necessary two-thirds. 

Resolution offered by Maureen Jerz, Chairwoman of the School Committee for 
Ralph Kidder. 

WHEREAS, Ralph D. Kidder has served the Town of Cohasset as a member of 
the School Committee for nine years, two as chairman and, 

WHEREAS, he has brought his expertise and insightful perspective as an edu- 
cator to a myriad of educational issues and, 

WHEREAS, he has given generously of his time and talent to such issues as 
improved school facilities, technology, and collaborative bargaining and, 

WHEREAS, Mr. Kidder has always been honest and forthright in his delibera- 
tions, and unwavering in his support and advocacy for quality public education. 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the citizens of Cohasset in 
Town Meeting assembled, on the twenty eight day of March, 1998, express their appreci- 
ation to Ralph D. Kidder for his exemplary service and wish him good health, happiness 
and success in the future. 

Resolution is adopted unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 4: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money for the purpose of 
funding a Board of Water Commissioners equipment replacement account for capital 
expenditures. 

Moved that the sum of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000) Dollars be transferred 
from Water Revenue for the purpose of establishing and funding a Board of Water 
Commissioners equipment replacement account for capital expenditures, said sum to be 
spent by the Board of Water Commissioners. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 7: 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Water Commissioners to award a 
contract in Fiscal Year 1988 for the operation, maintenance, and management of the water 
department treatment, storage, and distribution facilities for a term which may exceed 
three years, including any renewal, extension, or option, pursuant to the provisions of 
Section 12(b) of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30B, the Uniform Procurement 
Act. 

Moved that the Board of Water Commissioners be authorized to award a contract in Fiscal 
Year 1998 for the operation, maintenance, and management of the. water department treat- 
ment, storage, and distribution facilities for a term which may exceed three years, includ- 
ing any renewal, extension, or option, pursuant to the provisions of Section 12(b) of 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30B, the Uniform Procurement Act. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 8: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the motion adopted pursuant to Article 20 of the 
April 5, 1997 Special Town Meeting be amended by (a) deleting the sum of 
$2,130,500.00" and inserting in place thereof the sum "$2,330,500.00"; (b) by striking the 
words "Atlantic Avenue and Jerusalem Road" and inserting in place thereof the words 
"Atlantic Avenue, Jerusalem Road, and Pleasant Street"; (c) by inserting the words 
"including visual mitigation" following the words "site work"; and (d) by striking the 
words "which borrowing shall be repaid only by and from Water Department revenues" 
and inserting in place thereof the words "which borrowing shall be a general obligation 
bond of the Town, although it is the intent of the Town that the debt service on such bor- 
rowings shall be paid entirely from Water Department revenues". This article is intended 
to take effect upon passage in Fiscal Year 1998. 

Moved that the motion adopted pursuant to Article 20 of the April 5, 1997 Special Town 

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Meeting be amended by (a) deleting the sum of "$2,130,500.00" and inserting in place 
thereof the sum "$2,330,500.00"; (b) by striking the words "Atlantic Avenue and 
Jerusalem Road" and inserting in place thereof the words "Atlantic Avenue, Jerusalem 
Road, and Pleasant Street"; (c) by inserting the words "including visual mitigation" fol- 
lowing the words "site work"; and (d) by striking the words "which borrowing shall be 
repaid only by and from Water Department revenues" and inserting in place thereof the 
words "which borrowing shall be a general obligation bond of the Town, although it is the 
intent of the Town that the debt service on such borrowings shall be paid entirely from 
Water Department revenues". This article is intended to take effect upon passage in Fiscal 
Year 1998. 

Amendment offered by Tom Gruber: 

To insert after the sum of $2,330,500 the following: "Said increase to take effect only if 
the water tank is placed on Scituate Hill; otherwise, the original amount is to remain 
unchanged. 

Motion to amend is approved. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Main motion as amended is adopted by the necessary two-thirds. 

ARTICLE 9: 

To see if the Town will vote to further amend the motion adopted pursuant to Article 20 
of the April 5, 1997 Special Town Meeting be amended by (a) deleting the words "for 
designing, engineering, installing, and constructing a 2 million gallon water storage tank" 
and inserting in place thereof the words "for designing, engineering, installing, and con- 
structing a new water storage tank at a location and size to be determined by the Board of 
Water Commissioners"; (b) by inserting the words "the acquisition of real property by 
purchase, gift, or eminent domain" following the words "including visual mitigation"; and 
(c) by deleting the words "as described as Phase III in the Tutela Engineering Water 
System Report dated October, 1996". This article is intended to take effect upon passage 
in Fiscal Year 1998. 

Moved that the motion adopted pursuant to Article 20 of the April 5, 1997 Special Town 
Meeting be amended by (a) deleting the words "for designing, engineering, installing, and 
constructing a 2 million gallon water storage tank" and inserting in place thereof the 
words "for designing, engineering, installing, and constructing a new water storage tank 
at a location and size to be determined by the Board of Water Commissioners 

(b) by inserting the words "the acquisition of real property by purchase, gift, or eminent 
domain" following the words "including visual mitigation"; and (c) by deleting the words 
"as described as Phase III in the Tutela Engineering Water System Report dated October, 
1996". This article is intended to take effect upon passage in Fiscal Year 1998. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motion is adopted by the necessary two-thirds. 

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ARTICLE 10: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaws by inserting in Section 5.4, 
Table of Area Regulation Notes, the following new subsection: 

13. The Maximum Permitted Height set forth in 
Section 5.3. 1 shall not apply to any Town of Cohasset 
Water Department ground level water storage tank 
authorized by a vote of Town Meeting which is locat- 
ed in a Light Industry District or is located on land 
owned by the Town of Cohasset as of the effective 
date of this subsection, provided that no such tank 
shall be more than seventy-two (72) feet in height. 



Moved that the Zoning Bylaws be amended by inserting in Section 5.4, Table of Area 
Regulation Notes, the following new subsection: 

13. The Maximum Permitted Height set forth in 
Section 5.3.1 shall not apply to any Town of Cohasset 
Water Department ground level water storage tank 
authorized by a vote of Town Meeting which is locat- 
ed in a Light Industry District or is located on land 
owned by the Town of Cohasset as of the effective 
date of this subsection, provided that no such tank 
shall be more than seventy-two (72) feet in height. 



A 2/3 vote is required. Hand count; Yes 114; No 85. Motion is defeated. 

ARTICLE 12: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums, of money, to be expended in 
Fiscal Year 1998 by the Town Manager, to pay for the following unpaid bills from previ- 
ous fiscal years. 

McGowan, Engel, Tucker, Garrett & Schultz $ 4,5 19.00 

Richard Boulanger, Esq. $ 3 1 8.00 

Michael Ryan, Esq. $ 1.060.00 

Total $ 5,897.00 

Moved that the sum of Five Thousand Eight Hundred Ninety Seven ($5,897) Dollars be 
transferred from Surplus Revenue, to be expended in Fiscal Year 1998 by the Town 
Manager, to pay for the following unpaid bills from previous fiscal years. 



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McGowan, Engel, Tucker, Garrett & Schultz $ 4,519.00 

Richard Boulanger, Esq. $ 318.00 

Michael Ryan, Esq. $ 1.060.00 

Total $ 5,897.00 

A 4/5 vote is required. Hand count taken Yes; 70; No 15. Motion is adopted. 

Quorum was questioned by Roy Fitzsimmons. A count was taken — 120 present. 

ARTICLE 13: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, and/or transfer from available funds, 
a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the Town Manager, needed by various depart- 
mental budgets and to appropriations to complete the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998. 





AMOUNT 






TO BE 




DEPARTMENT 


TRANSFERRED 


PURPOSE 


School Expenses 


$180,000 


Special Education Costs 


Fire Dept. Salaries 


49,000 


Overtime Costs 


Police Dept. Salaries 


19,000 


Sick Leave Buyback 


Police Dept. Salaries 


21,000 


Overtime Costs 


Legal Expenses 


20,000 


Additional Legal Expenses 


Town Hall & Buildings 


2.500 


Improvements at Govt. Island 



TOTAL 



$291,500 



Moved that the sum of Two Hundred Ninety One Thousand Five Hundred ($291,500) 
Dollars, needed by various departmental budgets and appropriations to complete the fis- 
cal year ending June 30, 1998 be transferred, to be expended by the Town Manager as fol- 
lows: 

Transfer Funds From: 



Surplus Revenue 

Health Insurance 

Workers Compensation Insurance 

FY 97 Lottery Receipts 

South Shore Votech Expenses 

Collective Bargaining Expense 

Short Term Interest 

Total 



$127,000 

$ 50,000 

$ 30,000 

$ 26,933 

$ 19,000 

$ 20,000 

$ 18.567 

$291,500 



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Transfer Funds To: 

School Other Than Public $ 1 80,000 

Fire Department Personal Services $ 49,000 

Police Department Personal Services $ 19,000 

Police Department Personal Services $ 21,000 

Legal Expenses $ 20,000 

Town Hall Expenses $ 2,500 

Total $291,500 

Motion is adopted. 

Maureen Jerz, Chairwoman of the School Committee offered a resolution for 
Stephen Hart, Superintendent of Schools. 

RESOLUTION presented on behalf of past and present School Committees, 
and the parents of Cohasset 

WHEREAS, Stephen E. Hart has devoted twenty-nine years to the field of edu- 
cation, and 

WHEREAS, Mr. Hart has dedicated twenty-eight years to the students and 
School System of Cohasset and, 

WHEREAS, the citizens of Cohasset acknowledge Mr. Hart's many contribu- 
tions over the past twelve years as Superintendents of Schools 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT, Stephen E. Hart is honored this day for his devoted 
service to the children of the Commonwealth and in particular to the children of Cohasset, 
and that the citizens of Cohasset wish him good health and happiness in the future. 

Resolution is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 14: 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Sewer Commissioners to acquire 
by purchase, gift, eminent domain, or otherwise, temporary or permanent easements from- 
all of the abutters and from all of those entitled to passageway rights over lands to be used 
for the proposed sewer expansion known as the Central Cohasset Sewer Expansion 
Project authorized by Article 5 of the March 29, 1997, Cohasset Special Town Meeting. 
The easements will be used for the purpose of laying, constructing, replacing, improving, 
or otherwise maintaining sewer collection pipes, pump stations, appurtenant equipment, 
and storage areas. The specific parcels, or portions thereof, over which the easements are 
to be taken are all of the parcels which will be used for or have passageway rights over 



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either the gravity sewer pipes, forced sewer pipes or pressure sewer pipes, or pump sta- 
tions, as shown on a plan entitled "Central Cohasset Wastewater System", "Phase I" dated 
December, 1997 and "Phase II", March 1998 prepared by Tutela Engineering Associates, 
a copy of which is on file with the Office of the Town Clerk and endorsed "Easement Plan 
- Article 14, March 28, 1998 Annual Town Meeting." The specific parcels upon which the 
easements may be taken are also described in a computer printout by name of owner, 
street address, and title reference, which printout is on file with the Office of the Town 
Clerk and endorsed, "List of Addresses, Land Acquisition - Article 14, March 28, 1998 
Annual Town Meeting". This article is intended to take effect upon passage in Fiscal Year 
1998. 

Moved that the Board of Sewer Commissioners be authorized to acquire by purchase, gift, 
eminent domain, or otherwise, temporary or permanent easements from all of the abutters 
and from all of those entitled to passageway rights over lands to be used for the proposed 
sewer expansion known as the Central Cohasset Sewer Expansion Project authorized by 
Article 5 of the March 29, 1997, Cohasset Special Town Meeting. The easements will be 
used for the purpose of laying, constructing, replacing, improving, or otherwise maintain- 
ing sewer collection pipes, pump stations, appurtenant equipment, and storage areas. The 
specific parcels, or portions thereof, over which the easements are to be taken are all of 
the parcels which will be used for or have passageway rights over either the gravity sewer 
pipes, forced sewer pipes or pressure sewer pipes, or pump stations, as shown on a plan 
entitled "Central Cohasset Wastewater System", "Phase I" dated December, 1997 and 
"Phase II", March 1998 prepared by Tutela Engineering Associates, a copy of which is on 
file with the Office of the Town Clerk and endorsed "Easement Plan - Article 14, March 
28, 1998 Annual Town Meeting." The specific parcels upon which the easements may be 
taken are also described in a computer printout by name of owner, street address, and title 
reference, which printout is on file with the Office of the Town Clerk and endorsed, "List 
of Addresses, Land Acquisition - Article 14, March 28, 1998 Annual Town Meeting". This 
article is intended to take effect upon passage in Fiscal Year 1998. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 15: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article 5 of the March, 1997 Special Town Meeting 
(Central Cohasset Sewer Project) by increasing the amount authorized to be borrowed by 
$130,000-00 from $13,496,800.00 to $13,626,800.00 in order to fund the connection of 
the following four (4) homes in the so-called "Newton ville" area of Cohasset into the 
Town's Central Cohasset Wastewater Collection System: 

26 Atlantic Avenue 
26A Atlantic Avenue 
30 Atlantic Avenue 
36 Atlantic Avenue 

This article is intended to take effect upon passage in Fiscal Year 1998. 

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Moved that Article 5 of the March, 1997 Special Town Meeting (Central Cohasset Sewer 
Project) be amended by increasing the amount appropriated and amount authorized to be 
borrowed by $130,000.00 from $13,496,800.00 to $13,626,800.00 in order to fund the 
connection of the following four (4) homes in the so-called "Newtonville" area of 
Cohasset into the Town's Central Cohasset Wastewater Collection System: 

26 Atlantic Avenue 
26A Atlantic Avenue 
30 Atlantic Avenue 
36 Atlantic Avenue 

This article is intended to take effect upon passage in Fiscal Year 1998. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motion is adopted by the necessary two-thirds. 

ARTICLE 16: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or 
borrow from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust, or otherwise borrow 
pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money to be expended by the Town 
Manager, to implement connection, of the following four homes in the so-called 
"Newtonville" area of Cohasset into the Town's existing Wastewater Collection System. 

26 Atlantic Avenue 
26A Atlantic Avenue 
30 Atlantic Avenue 
36 Atlantic Avenue 

and, further, that the Treasurer of the Town, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, 
borrow a sum of money to fund the design, engineering, construction and installation of 
said project which borrowing is to be repaid by betterments upon the properties benefited 
thereby. This article is intended to take effect upon passage in Fiscal Year 1998. 

Moved THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE WITHDRAWN FROM CONSIDERATION. 

Motion is adopted. 

Resolution offered by Alix White, Chairwoman of the Board of Health. 

WHEREAS, Thomas C. Cook, P.E. has served on the Board of Health from 
1992 to 1998, ably leading the Board as Chairman for three of those years; and 

WHEREAS, he has diligently worked to minimize the negative impacts of the 
Cohasset Heights Limited landfill; and 



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WHEREAS, he has shepherded the Town through the difficult transition to Title 
V regulations for on-site wastewater disposal systems; and 

WHEREAS, he has displayed particular concern for the financial plight of those 
citizens affected by Title V, spearheading the town wide wastewater management plan. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we his fellow members of the 
Board of Health, acknowledge with special gratitude the significant role he has played in 
protecting the public health, safety and environment of the Town of Cohasset. 

GIVEN under our hands and the seal of the TOWN OF COHASSET this twen- 
ty eighth day of March, in the year One Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety-Eight. 

Resolution is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 17: 

To see what sums of money the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust, or otherwise 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, to be expended by the Board of Sewer 
Commissioners to supplement the funding for the North Cohasset Sewer Project as voted 
in Article 5 of the March, 1997 Special Town Meeting, and further, that the treasurer of 
the Town, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, borrow such supplemental sum or 
sums of money to supplement Article 5 of the March, 1997 Special Town Meeting fund- 
ing for the design, engineering, construction and installation of said project which bor- 
rowing is to be repaid by betterments assessed upon the properties benefited thereby, pro- 
vided however a sum of money equal to one half of the principal and interest applicable 
to such supplemental borrowing is to be appropriated from the tax levy and other general 
revenues of the Town contingent upon a vote of the Town to exempt such one half allo- 
cation of costs from the limitation on taxes contained in Proposition 2 1/2, so-called, by 
means of a debt exclusion override. This article is intended to take effect upon passage in 
Fiscal year 1998. 

Moved that the sum of Two Million Seven Hundred Thousand ($2,700,000) is hereby 
appropriated, to be expended by the Board of Sewer Commissioners, to supplement the 
funding for the North Cohasset Sewer Project as voted in Article 5 of the March, 1997 
Special Town Meeting, and further that, to implement such Project, the Treasurer of the 
Town, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is authorized to borrow the supple- 
mental sum of Two Million Seven Hundred ($2,700,000) Dollars from the Massachusetts 
Water Pollution Abatement Trust, or otherwise, to supplement Article 5 of the March, 
1997 Special Town Meeting funding for the design, engineering, construction and instal- 
lation of said project which borrowing shall be a general obligation bond of the Town, 
although it is the intent of the Town that the debt service on such borrowing shall be repaid 
by betterments assessed upon the properties benefited thereby, provided however a sum 
of money equal to one half of the principal and interest applicable to such supplemental 
borrowing is to be appropriated from the tax levy and other general revenues of the Town 



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contingent upon a vote of the Town to exempt such one half allocation of costs from the 
limitation on taxes contained in Proposition 21/2, so-called, by means of a debt exclusion 
override. This article is intended to take effect upon passage in Fiscal Year 1998. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Hand count taken Yes 89; No 141 Motion is defeated . 

Kathleen Fox moved to reconsider Article 17. Motion to reconsider is defeated. 

Resolution offered by Roseanne McMorris, member of the Board of Selectmen. 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: 

WHEREAS, Michael H. Sullivan has served for six years as a Selectmen of the 
Town, and for two years as chairman; and 

WHEREAS, Michael H. Sullivan has also served for four years on the Board of 
Health; and 

WHEREAS, the Town of Cohasset acknowledges his contribution towards 
assisting the Town's citizens in the difficult struggle to determine an acceptable balance 
between their quality of life and its cost through taxation; and 

WHEREAS, he has brought insight into the many problems that have faced the 
Town with his ability to solve problems. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: 

That the citizens of Cohasset, in Town Meeting assembled, on this 28th day of March, 
1998, express their appreciation to Michael H. Sullivan for this active and dedicated inter- 
est in the promotion of sound Town government to the general welfare of all. 

Resolution is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 18: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or 
borrow from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust, or otherwise borrow 
pursuant to any applicable statute, an additional sum or sums of money to be expended by 
the Board of Sewer Commissioners to implement the North Cohasset Straits Pond project 
to supplement the amounts appropriated as initially authorized under Article 4 of the 
Special Town Meeting of March 30, 1996. This article is intended to take effect upon pas- 
sage in Fiscal Year 1998. 

Moved that the sum of Two Million Seven Hundred Thousand ($2,700,000) Dollars is 
hereby appropriated, to be expended by the Board of Sewer Commissioners, to implement 
the North Cohasset Straits Pond project to supplement the amounts appropriated as ini- 



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tially authorized under Article 4 of the Special Town Meeting of March 30, 1996, which 
borrowing shall be a general obligation bond of the Town, although it is the intent of the 
Town that the debt service on such borrowing shall be repaid by betterments assessed 
upon the properties benefited thereby, and, further, that to implement such appropriation, 
the Treasurer of the Town, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is authorized to 
borrow the additional sum of Two Million Seven Hundred ($2,700,000) Dollars from the 
Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust, or otherwise, for the foregoing purpos- 
es. This article is intended to take effect upon passage in Fiscal Year 1998. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Hand Count taken Yes 141: No 103. Motion is defeated. 

ARTICLE 19: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money to be expended by the 
Town Manager, to authorize the Town to perform a water quality study of inner r Little- 
Harbor and Little Harbor that evaluates, using accepted methodology, (a) whether Little 
Harbor meets water quality standards as set forth at 314 C.M.R. 4.00 et seg .; (b) the 
impact of subsurface wastewater disposal within the Little Harbor watershed on water 
quality in Little Harbor; (c) nutrient and nitrate issues in Little Harbor; and any other relat- 
ed study subjects. 

Moved that the sum of Forty Five Thousand ($45,000) Dollars, to be expended by the 
Town Manager, be transferred from the Stabilization Fund to perform a water quality 
study of Inner Little Harbor and Little Harbor that evaluates, using accepted methodolo- 
gy, (a) whether Little Harbor meets water quality standards as set forth at 3 14 C.M.R. 4.00 
et seg .: (b) the impact of subsurface wastewater disposal within the Little Harbor water- 
shed on water quality in Little Harbor; (c) nutrient and nitrate issues in Little Harbor; and 
any other related study subjects. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motion is adopted by the necessary two-thirds. 

ARTICLE 20: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaws of the Town of Cohasset be 
amended by inserting in Section 5.4, Table of Area Regulation Notes, the following new 
subsection: 

13. Landfill Height Limit. The vertical distance above the mean 
level of the ground within ten (10) feet of the horizontal limit of a 
landfill to the top surface of the landfill, including any final cap or 
covering material, shall not exceed forty-five feet. 



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NAME 



CITIZEN'S PETITION 
ADDRESS 



John K. McNabb, Jr. 
Rustam K. Devitre 
Mary E. Gainor 
Linda Keller 
Constance Afshar 
James C. Kinch 
Mary O. Kelly 
Peter Pratt 
Kevin F. O'Donnell 
Michael F. McNabb 



53 Pond St. 
193 Sohier St. 
168SohierSt. 
2 Cushing Rd. 
141 So. Main St. 
77 Forest Ave. 
247 Fairoaks, Ln. 
75 Ripley Rd. 
196 Fairoaks Ln. 
662 Jerusalem Rd. 



Moved that the Zoning Bylaws of the Town of Cohasset be amended by inserting in 
Section 5.4, Table of Area Regulation Notes, the following new subsection: 

13. Landfill Height Limit , he vertical distance above the mean 
level of the ground within ten (10) feet of the horizontal limit of 
a landfill to the top surface of the landfill, including any final cap 
or covering material, shall not exceed forty-five feet. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motion is adopted by the necessary two-thirds. 

ARTICLE 23: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds, a 
sum or sums of money to contract with South Shore Women's Center for domestic vio- 
lence intervention and prevention services to its residents. 

CITIZEN'S PETITION 



NAME 



ADDRESS 



Judithanne Oierholm 
Suzanne Coley 
Jane M. Hamilton 
Christina L. Maher 
James T. Maher 
Christine M. Conley 
Dr. Adeline McGrath 
Dr. Maryanne S. Clougherty 
Richard C. Perkinson 
Elisabeth Schramm 



57 Ledgewood Dr. 
161 Elm St. 
244 Beechwood St. 
508 Beechwood St. 
508 Beechwood St. 
108 Linden 
138 Linden 
47 Highland Ave. 
274 King St. 
28 Atlantic Ave. 



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Moved that the sum of Three Thousand Five Hundred ($3,500) Dollars be transferred 
from Surplus Revenue, for the Town Manager to contract with South Shore Women's 
Center for domestic violence intervention and prevention services to residents of the 
Town. 

Motion is defeated. 

ARTICLE 24: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article IV, Section 20 'Treasurer-Collector" of the 
General Bylaws of the Town by adding a new subsection (g) as follows: 

(g) "The Treasurer-Collector shall enclose with the mailing of each real estate tax bill sent 
to residents an explanation of the breakdown of the total tax rate for the Town. This expla- 
nation shall indicate the total rate of education, public safety and general government 
costs, each one including all employee benefit costs and debt costs, all of which will be 
determined by the Town Accountant 

CITIZEN'S PETITION 

NAME ADDRESS 

Leonora C. Jenkins 198 Jerusalem Rd. 

Edward G. O'Neil 124 South Main St. 

Athena Dedes 207 South Main St. 

Rebecca L. Jenkins 198 Jerusalem Rd. 

Thomas R. Jerome 288 Beechwood St. 

Mary S. Edmonds 76 Pond St. 

Raymond Kasperowicz 172 South Main St. 

John McCarthy 278 Jerusalem Rd. 

Mark Bell 460 King St. 

Marjorie Smith 400 Atlantic Ave. 

Moved that Article IV, Section 20 "Treasurer-Collector" of the General Bylaws of the 
Town be amended by adding a new subsection (g) as follows: 

(g) "The Treasurer-Collector shall enclose with the mailing of each real estate tax 

bill sent to residents an explanation of the breakdown of the total tax rate for the 
Town. This explanation shall indicate the total rate of education, public safety 
and general government costs, each one including all employee benefit costs and 
debt costs, all of which will be determined by the Town Accountant." 

Hand count taken; Yes 65; No 60* Motion is adopted. 

Notice was given to reconsider Article 10. 

It was moved to adjourn until Monday, March 30, 1998 at 7:30 p.m. 



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Monday Evening, March 30, 1998 

Monday night checkers and tellers previously appointed by the Town Clerk and the 
Moderator reported to work at 7 p.m. The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:40 
p.m. and a quorum of 100 was present at that time. A total of 173 registered voters checked 
in. 

ARTICLE 25: 

To see if the Town will vote to petition the General Court for enactment of Special 
Legislation set forth below: 

SECTION 1. Twenty percent of the Town of Cohasset's registered voters may call for a 
Special Election to recall and remove any holder of an elective office in the Town of 
Cohasset in accordance with the procedure set forth in this article. 

SECTION 2. Any qualified voter of the Town of Cohasset may make and file with the 
Town Clerk an affidavit containing the name of the officer sought to be removed and a 
statement of the grounds of removal. The Town Clerk shall thereupon deliver to the voter 
making such affidavit a sufficient number of copies of petition blanks for such recall and 
removal. Said blanks shall be issued by the Town Clerk with his signature and official seal 
attached thereto; and shall be dated and addressed to the Selectmen. Said blanks shall con- 
tain the name of the person to whom issued, the number of blanks so issued, the name of 
the person sought to be removed, the office from which removal is sought, the grounds of 
removal as stated in said affidavit, and shall demand the election of a successor to such 
office. A copy of the petition shall be entered in a record book to be kept in the office of 
the Town Clerk. Said recall petition shall be returned and filed with the Town Clerk with- 
in fourteen days after the filing of the affidavit. Said petition before being returned and 
filed shall be signed by qualified voters of the Town equal in number to at least twenty 
percent of the qualified votes of the Town as of the date such affidavit was filed with the 
Town Clerk. 

SECTION 3. If the petition shall be found and certified by the Cohasset Town Clerk to be 
sufficient, the Clerk shall submit the same with his certificate to the Selectmen without 
delay, and the Selectmen shall forthwith give written notice to said officer of receipt of 
said certificate and shall, if the officer sought to be removed does not resign within five 
days thereafter, thereupon order a removal election to be held on, a day fixed by them not 
less than 61 days after the date of the Town Clerk's certificate that a sufficient petition is 
filed; provided, however, that if any other town election is to occur within 100 days after 
the date of said certificate, the Selectmen may, in their discretion, postpone the holding of 
the removal election to the date of such other election. If a vacancy occurs in said office 
after a removal election has been so ordered, the election shall nevertheless proceed as 
provided in this section. 



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SECTION 4. Any officer who has been removed by a vote at the removal election may be 
a candidate to succeed himself in an election to be held to fill such vacancy which shall 
be held concurrently with the election. The nomination of all candidates, the publication 
of the warrant for the removal election and any election to fill a vacancy caused by a 
removal election, and the conduct of the same, shall be in accordance with the provision 
of law relating to elections, unless otherwise provided in this act. A majority of those vot- 
ing at the removal election shall be sufficient to recall such elected officer. 

SECTION 5. The incumbent shall continue to perform the duties of his office until the 
removal election. If said incumbent is not removed, he shall continue in office for the 
remainder of his unexpired term, subject to recall as before. If said incumbent is removed 
in the removal election, he shall be deemed removed and the election held concurrently 
shall elect a qualified successor who shall hold office during the unexpired term. 

SECTION 6. This article shall become effective upon its passage. 

CITIZENS' PETITION 

Name Address 

William B. Smith 400 Atlantic Ave. 

Kathleen O'Neil 124 South Main St. 

Barbara L. Dillon 217 Jerusalem Rd. 

Edward O'Neill 124 South Main St. 

Athena Dedes 207 South Main St. 

Rebecca Jenkins 198 Jerusalem Rd. 

Florence Jerome 288 Beechwood St. 

Bruce Edmonds 76 Pond St. 

Raymond Kasperowicz 172 South Main St. 

Mark Bell 460 King St. 

Moved that the Town petition the General Court for enactment of Special Legislation set 
forth below: 

An Act to Provide for Recall Elections in the Town of Cohasset. 

SECTION 1 . Twenty percent of the Town of Cohasset's registered voters may call for a 
Special Election to recall and remove any holder of an elective office in the Town of 
Cohasset in accordance with the procedure set forth in this article. 

SECTION 2. Any qualified voter of the Town of Cohasset may make and file with the 
Town Clerk an affidavit containing the name of the officer sought to be removed and a 
statement of the grounds of removal. The Town Clerk shall thereupon deliver to the voter 
making such affidavit a sufficient number of copies of petition blanks for such recall and 
removal. Said blanks shall be issued by the Town Clerk with his signature and official seal 
attached thereto; and shall be dated and addressed to the Selectmen. Said blanks shall con- 



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tain the name of the person to whom issued, the number of blanks so issued, the name of 
the person sought to be removed, the office from which removal is sought, the grounds of 
removal as stated in said affidavit, and shall demand the election of a successor to such 
office. A copy of the petition shall be entered in a record book to be kept in the office of 
the Town Clerk. Said recall petition shall be returned and filed with the Town Clerk with- 
in fourteen days after the filing of the affidavit. Said petition before being returned and 
filed shall be signed by qualified voters of the Town equal in number to at least twenty 
percent of the qualified votes of the Town as of the date such affidavit was filed with the 
Town Clerk. 

SECTION 3. If the petition shall be found and certified by the Cohasset Town Clerk to be 
sufficient, the Clerk shall submit the same with his certificate to the Selectmen without 
delay, and the Selectmen shall forthwith give written notice to said officer of receipt of 
said certificate and shall, if the officer sought to be removed does not resign within five 
days thereafter, thereupon order a removal election to be held on, a day fixed by them not 
less than 61 days after the date of the Town Clerk's certificate that a sufficient petition is 
filed; provided, however, that if any other town election is to occur within 100 days after 
the date of said certificate, the Selectmen may, in their discretion, postpone the holding of 
the removal election to the date of such other election. If a vacancy occurs in said office 
after a removal election has been so ordered, the election shall nevertheless proceed as 
provided in this section. 

SECTION 4. Any officer who has been removed by a vote at the removal election may be 
a candidate to succeed himself in an election to be held to fill such vacancy which shall 
be held concurrently with the election. The nomination of all candidates, the publication 
of the warrant for the removal election and any election to fill a vacancy caused by a 
removal election, and the conduct of the same, shall be in accordance with the provision 
of law relating to elections, unless otherwise provided in this act. A majority of those vot- 
ing at the removal election shall be sufficient to recall such elected officer. 

SECTION 5. The incumbent shall continue to perform the duties of his office until the 
removal election. If said incumbent is not removed, he shall continue in office for the 
remainder of his unexpired term, subject to recall as before. If said incumbent is removed 
in the removal election, he shall be deemed removed and the election held concurrently 
shall elect a qualified successor who shall hold office during the unexpired term. 

SECTION 6. This article shall become effective upon its passage. 

Motion is defeated. 

ARTICLE 26: 

To see if the Town will vote to ask the Town Manager to present a request to Norfolk 
County for the County to prepare layout plans including drainage to prepare for the accep- 
tance of Cedar Acres Lane and Cedar Acres Drive as Town ways and further to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds; and/or borrow, pursuant to any applicable 



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statute, a sum or sums of money for the preparation of said plans should the county not 
act favorably on the request. 

CITIZENS 9 PETITION 

NAME ADDRESS 

John Doherty 36 Cedar Acres Ln. 

Laura Doherty 36 Cedar Acres Ln. 

Theodore A. Abbadessa 21 Cedar Acres Ln. 

Donna M. Abbadessa 21 Cedar Acres Ln. 

Thomas F. Ryan III 10 Cedar Acres Ln. 

Susan M. Ryan 10 Cedar Acres Ln. 

Elizabeth Corriveau 12 Cedar Acres Dr. 

William A. Corriveau 12 Cedar Acres Dr. 

Patricia M. Dandrow 1 1 Cedar Acres Dr. 

Edward Seksay 1 1 Cedar Acres Dr. 

Moved that the Town Manager present a request to Norfolk County for the County to pre- 
pare layout plans including drainage to prepare for the acceptance of Cedar Acres Lane 
and Cedar Acres Drive as Town ways and further the sum of Ten Thousand ($10,000) 
Dollars be transferred from Surplus Revenue, to be expended by the Town Manager for 
the preparation of said plans should the county not act favorably on the request. 

Hand count taken: Yes 30; No 103. Motion is defeated. 

ARTICLE 27: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaws by inserting the following new 
definitions in Section 2: 

Cohasset Bed and Breakfast Establishment: A private owner-occupied house where 
three or more rooms are let on a short term basis not to exceed 90 days and only a conti- 
nental breakfast is served. 

Cohasset Bed and Breakfast House: A private owner-occupied house where two or 
fewer rooms are let on a short term basis not to exceed 90 days and only a continental 
breakfast is served. Persons letting rooms in either the Cohasset Bed and Breakfast 
Establishment or the House would not be relatives of the homeowner; nor would persons 
"letting" rooms in either the establishment or the house be seeking to reside in a dormito- 
ry, a convalescent house, a nursing house, a group house, rest home or any type of hous- 
ing which must be licensed or regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

and further, to amend SECTION 4.2, Table of Use Regulations, by inserting under 
"Residential", "Cohasset Bed and Breakfast Establishment" followed by "SP SP SP No 
No No No No" and "Cohasset Bed and Breakfast House" followed by "Yes Yes Yes No 
No No No No"; 



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and further, to amend SECTION 4.3, Additional Use Regulations, by inserting the fol- 
lowing: 11. A Cohasset Bed and Breakfast Establishment and/or House shall be located 
within an existing singlefamily, owner-occupied detached dwelling. 

and further, to amend SECTION 5.4, Table of Area Regulation Notes, by inserting the 
following: 12. A Cohasset Bed and Breakfast House shall be subject to the requirements 
set forth in the Table of Area Regulations applicable to a single family dwelling in the zon- 
ing district in which it is located. No addition or expansion of an existing dwelling shall 
be allowed in order to create additional Bed and Breakfast rooms in a Cohasset Bed and 
Breakfast House. 

and finally, in SECTION 7.2, General Parking and Loading Regulations, by inserting 
the following: 12. A Cohasset Bed and Breakfast Establishment shall have one parking 
space for each sleeping room for single or double occupancy. A Cohasset Bed and 
Breakfast House shall be subject to the same parking requirements where applicable to the 
existing single-family dwelling. 

CITIZENS 9 PETITION 

Name Address 

Dorothy A. Keville 6 Stockbridge St. 

Edward L. Chase 39 Nichols Rd. 

Claire E. Chase 39 Nichols Rd. 

Robert E. DiCenso 90 Howard Gleason Rd. 

Kristin C. Ryan 48 Deep Run 

Domenic M. Baccari 55 Reservoir Rd. 

Eileen M. Corbett 266 So. Main St. 

Mary Londergan 25 Fernway 

Virginia Leach 50 Red Gate Ln. 

Raymond F. Brennan 646 Jerusalem Rd. 

Moved that the Zoning Bylaws of the Town be amended by inserting the following new 
definitions in SECTION 2: 

Cohasset Bed and Breakfast Establishment: A private owner-occupied house where 
three or more rooms are let on a short term basis not to exceed 90 days and only a conti- 
nental breakfast is served. 

Cohasset Bed and Breakfast House: A private owner-occupied house where two or 
fewer rooms are let on a short term basis not to exceed 90 days and only a continental 
breakfast is served. Persons letting rooms in either the Cohasset Bed and Breakfast 
Establishment or. the House would not be relatives the homeowner; nor would persons 
"letting" rooms in either the establishment or the house be seeking to reside in a dormito- 
ry, a convalescent house, a nursing house, a group house, rest home or any type of hous- 
ing which must be licensed or regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 



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and further, to amend SECTION 4.2, Table of Use Regulations, by inserting under 
"Residential", "Cohasset Bed and Breakfast Establishment" followed by "SP SP SP No 
No No No No" and "Cohasset Bed and Breakfast House" followed by "Yes Yes Yes No 
No No No No"; 

and further, to amend SECTION 4.3, Additional Use Regulations, by inserting the fol- 
lowing: 11. A Cohasset Bed and Breakfast Establishment and/or House shall be located 
within an existing singlefamily, owner-occupied detached dwelling. 

and further, to amend SECTION 5.4, Table of Area Regulation Notes, by inserting the 
folio wing: 12. A Cohasset Bed and Breakfast House shall be subject to the requirements 
set forth in the Table of Area Regulations applicable to a single family dwelling in the zon- 
ing district in which it is located. No addition or expansion of an existing dwelling shall 
be allowed in order to create additional Bed and Breakfast rooms in a Cohasset Bed and 
Breakfast House. 

and finally, in SECTION 7.2, General Parking and Loading Regulations, by inserting 
the following: 12. A Cohasset Bed and Breakfast Establishment shall have one parking 
space for each sleeping room for single or double occupancy. A Cohasset Bed and 
Breakfast House shall be subject to the same parking requirements where applicable to the 
existing single-family dwelling. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Hand count taken; Yes 102; No 42. Motion is adopted by the 
necessary two thirds. 

ARTICLE 29: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article III, Section 6 (e) of the General Bylaws by 
deleting the existing section and substituting the following: 

"The Board may establish reasonable health regulations. A summary of such regulations 
which summary describes the substance of the regulation shall be published once in a 
newspaper of general circulation in the Town. Regulations pertaining to the subsurface 
disposal of sanitary sewage shall be noticed in accordance with Massachusetts General 
Laws, c. Ill, § 31. All adopted regulations shall be filed with the Town Clerk." 

Moved that Article III, Section 6 (e) of the General Bylaws of the Town be amended by 
deleting the existing section and substituting the following: 

"The Board may establish reasonable health regulations. A summary of such regulations 
which summary describes the substance of the regulation shall be published once in a 
newspaper of general circulation in the Town. Regulations pertaining to the subsurface 
disposal of sanitary sewage shall be noticed in accordance with Massachusetts General 
Laws, c. Ill, § 31. All adopted regulations shall be filed with the Town Clerk." 

Motion is adopted. 



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ARTICLE 30: 

To see if the Town will vote to request its representatives in the General Court to intro- 
duce legislation to amend the Cohasset Town Manager Act (Chapter 34 of the Acts of 
1997), as follows: 



An Act further amending the Town Manager Act of the Town of Cohasset 

Section 1. Section 4(C)(iii) of chapter thirty-four of the acts and resolves of 
nineteen hundred and ninety seven is hereby amended by inserting, after 
the words "harbor master", and before the word "and", the additional 
words: "assistant assessor, director of elder affairs, recreation director". 

Section 2. Section 4(C)(v)(k) of chapter thirty-four of the acts and resolves 
of nineteen hundred and ninety seven is hereby amended by inserting after 
the words "jurisdiction of the" and before the words "school committee" 
the additional words: "housing authority, 

Section 3. This Act shall take effect upon passage. 

Moved that the Town's representatives in the General Court be requested to introduce 
legislation to amend the Cohasset Town Manager Act (Chapter 34 of the Acts of 1997), 
as follows: 



An Act further amending the Town Manager Act of the Town of Cohasset 

Section 1 . Section 4(C)(iii) of chapter thirty-four of the acts and resolves of 
nineteen hundred and ninety seven is hereby amended by inserting, after 
the words "harbor master", and before the word "and", the additional 
words: "assistant assessor, director of elder affairs, recreation director". 



Section 2. Section 4(C)(v)(k) of Chapter thirty-four of the acts and resolves 
of nineteen hundred and ninety seven is hereby amended by inserting after 
the words "jurisdiction of the" and before the words "school committee" 
the additional words: "housing authority," 

Section 3. This Act shall take effect upon passage. 
Motion is adopted unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 31: 

To see if the Town will vote the following amendments to the Bylaws of the Town to con- 
form such Bylaws to the Cohasset Town Manager Act (Chapter 34 of the Acts of 1997). 

1. To amend Article 11, Section 1 ("Annual Town Meeting"), subsection (c) by 
inserting after the words "voters of the Town" and before the period punctuation 
mark the additional words "or upon written request by the Town Manager regard- 
ing the organization of the Town into operating agencies". 

2. To amend Article 11, Section 2 ("Special Town Meeting"), subsection (c), after the 
words "voters of the Town" and before the period punctuation mark the words "or 
upon written request by the Town Manager regarding the organization of the Town 
into operating agencies". 

3. To amend Article III, Section 2 ("Selectmen"), by repealing and deleting subsec- 
tion (j)(i), (j)(ii), (j)(iii), GX iv )> (j)( v )> (j)( vi )> (j)(vii), and (j)(xi); and renumbering 
the remaining subsections of (j) accordingly. 

4. To amend Article III, Section 4 ("Board of Assessors"), by deleting subsection (f). 

5. To amend Article 111, Section 6 ("Board of Health"), by deleting subsection (d) 
and renumbering the remaining subsections of Section 6 accordingly. 

6. To amend Article 111, Section 10 ("Trustees of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library"), 
subsection (d), by deleting d(i) and d(ii). 

7. To amend Article III, Section 10 ("Trustees of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library"), 
subsection (e) by deleting the existing text and substituting the following therefore: 

"(e) The Town Manager shall appoint the Head Librarian and other professional 
assistants and the Library Trustees shall select books and all other library media." 

8. To amend Article 111, Section 11 ("Recreation Commission"), by deleting sub- 
section (c) and renumbering the remaining subsections of Section 1 1 accordingly. 

9. To amend Article IV, Section 1 ("Town Administrator") as follows: by repealing 
and deleting the entire section and inserting in its place a new Section 1, entitled 
"Town Manager" as follows: 

"The appointment, duties and powers, compensation, removal and other matters 
relating to the Town Manager shall be as set forth in Chapter 34 of the Acts of 
1997, the Cohasset Town Manager Act, as the same may be amended from time to 
time." 

10. To amend Article IV, Section 3 ("Town Accountant"), subsection (a) by deleting 



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the words "by the Board of Selectmen under the provisions of Section 55 of 
Chapter 41 of the Massachusetts General Laws" and substitute in place thereof the 
words "by the Town Manager". 

11. To amend Article IV, Section 3 ("Town Accountant"), subsection (b) by deleting 
the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substitute in place thereof the words 
"by the Town Manager". 

12. To amend Article IV, Section 4 ("Police Chief), subsection (a) by deleting the 
words "by the Board of Selectmen" whenever the same appears and substituting 
therefore the words, "by the Town Manager", and by deleting the word 
"Selectmen" in the last sentence thereof and substituting therefore the words 
"Town Manager". 

13. To amend Article IV, Section 4 ("Police Chief), subsection (b) by deleting the 
words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "by the 
Town Manager". 



14. To amend Article IV, Section 4 ("Police Chief), subsection (c)(iii) by deleting the 
words "! 
Manager 



words "Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "Town 



*e> v 



15. To amend Article IV, Section 5 ("Fire Chief), subsection (a) by deleting the words 
"by the Board of Selectmen" whenever the same appears and substituting therefore 
the words, "by the Town Manager", and by deleting the word "Selectmen" in the 
last sentence thereof and substituting therefore the words "Town Manager". 

16. To amend Article IV, Section 5 ("Fire Chief), subsection (b) by deleting the words 
"by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "by the Town 
Manager". 

17. To amend Article IV, Section 5 ("Fire Chief), subsection (g)(i) by deleting the 
words "Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "Town 



'o 



Manager 



o* 



18. To amend Article IV, Section 5 ("Fire Chief), subsection (g)(iv) by deleting the 
words "! 
Manager 



words "Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "Town 



l o v 



19. To amend Article IV, Section 5 ("Fire Chief), subsection (g)(vi) by deleting the 
words "Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "Town 
Manager". 

20. To amend Article IV, Section 6 ("Building Inspector & Zoning Officer), subsection 
(a), by deleting the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore 
the words "by the Town Manager". 



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To amend Article IV, Section 7 ("Wire Inspector"), subsection (a), by deleting the 
words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "by the 
Town Manager". 

To amend Article IV, Section 8 ("Plumbing Inspector"), subsection (a), by deleting 
the words "by the Building Inspector in accordance with Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 142, Section 11 " and substituting therefore the word by the Town 
Manager". 

To amend Article IV, Section 9 ("Inspector of Gas Piping & Gas Appliance"), sub- 
section (a), by deleting the words "by the Building Inspector in accordance with 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 142, Section 11 " and substituting therefore 
the words "by the Town Manager". 

To amend Article IV, Section 10 ("Harbormaster"), subsection (a), by deleting the 
words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "by the 
Town Manager." 

To amend Article IV, Section 11 ("Constable"), subsection (a), by deleting the 
words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "by The 
Town Manager." 

To amend Article IV, Section 12 ("Sealer of Weights and Measures"), subsection 
(a), by deleting the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore 
the words "by the Town Manager." 

To amend Article IV, Section 15 ("Shellfish Constable"), subsection (a), by delet- 
ing the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words 
"by the Town Manager." 

To amend Article IV, Section 16 ("Animal Control Officer"), subsection (a), by 
deleting the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the 
words "by the Town Manager." 

To amend Article IV, Section 16 ("Animal Control Officer"), subsection (d), by 
deleting the word "Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "Town 
Manager." 

To amend Article IV, Section 19 ("Public Works Superintendent"), subsection (a), 
by deleting the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the 
words "by the Town Manager." 

To amend Article IV, Section 19 ("Public Works Superintendent"), subsection (b), 
by deleting the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the 
words "by the Town Manager." 



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32. To amend Article IV, Section 19 ("Public Works Superintendent"), subsection (d), 
by deleting the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the 
words "by the Town Manager." 

33. To amend Article IV, Section 20 ("Treasurer-Collector"), subsection (a), by delet- 
ing the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words 
"by the Town Manager." 

34. To amend Article IV, Section 20 ("Treasurer-Collector"), subsection (b), by delet- 
ing the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words 
"by the Town Manager." 

35. To amend Article V, Section 2 ("Personnel Committee"), by deleting subsections 
(a), (b), and (c), substituting the following new section as subsection (a), and 
renumbering the remaining sections: 

"(a) The Personnel Committee shall consist of one person, the Town Manager." 

36. To amend Article V, Section 6 ("Elder Affairs Board") by deleting subsection (c) 
and renumbering the remaining subsections of Section 6 accordingly. 

37. To amend Article V, Section 19 ("Civilian Dispatch Committee"), subsection (a), 
by deleting the words "Town Administrator" and substituting therefore the words. 
"Town Manager". 

Moved that the following amendments to the Bylaws of the Town be adopted to conform 
such Bylaws to the Cohasset Town Manager Act (Chapter 34 of the Acts of 1997): 

1. To amend Article 11, Section 1 ("Annual Town Meeting"), subsection (c) by 
inserting after the words "voters of the Town" and before the period punctuation 
mark the additional words "or upon written request by the Town Manager regard- 
ing the organization of the Town into operating agencies". 

2. To amend Article 11, Section 2 ("Special Town Meeting"), subsection (c), after the 
words "voters of the Town" and before the period punctuation mark the words "or 
upon written request by the Town Manager regarding the organization of the Town 
into operating agencies". 

3. To amend Article III, Section 2 ("Selectmen"), by repealing and deleting subsec- 
tion (j)(i), (j)(ii), (j)(iii), G)(iv), (JX V )> (JX vi )> G)(vii), and (j)(xi); and renumbering 
the remaining subsections of (j) accordingly. 

4. To amend Article III, Section 4 ("Board of Assessors"), by deleting subsection (f). 

5. To amend Article 111, Section 6 ("Board of Health"), by deleting subsection (d) 
and renumbering the remaining subsections of Section 6 accordingly. 



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6. To amend Article III, Section 10 ("Trustees of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library"), 
subsection (d), by deleting d(i) and d(ii). 

7. To amend Article III, Section 10 ("Trustees of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library"), 
subsection (e) by deleting the existing text and substituting the following therefore: 

"(e) The Town Manager shall appoint the Head Librarian and other professional 
assistants and the Library Trustees shall select books and all other library media." 

8. To amend Article III, Section 1 1 ("Recreation Commission"), by deleting subsec- 
tion (c) and renumbering the remaining subsections of Section 1 1 accordingly. 

9. To amend Article IV, Section 1 ("Town Administrator") as follows: by repealing 
and deleting the entire section and inserting in its place a new Section 1, entitled 
"Town Manager" as follows: 

"The appointment, duties and powers, compensation, removal and other matters 
relating to the Town Manager shall be as set forth in Chapter 34 of the Acts of 
1997, the Cohasset Town Manager Act, as the same may be amended from time to 
time." 

10. To amend Article IV, Section 3 ("Town Accountant"), subsection (a) by deleting 
the words "by the Board of Selectmen under the provisions of Section 55 of 
Chapter 41 of the Massachusetts General Laws" and substitute in place thereof the 
words "by the Town Manager". 

11. To amend Article IV, Section 3 ("Town Accountant"), subsection (b) by deleting 
the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substitute in place thereof the words 
"by the Town Manager". 

12. To amend Article IV, Section 4 ("Police Chief), subsection (a) by deleting the 
words "by the Board of Selectmen" whenever the same appears and substituting 
therefore the words, "by the Town Manager", and by deleting the word 
"Selectmen" in the last sentence thereof and substituting therefore the words 
"Town Manager". 

13. To amend Article IV, Section 4 ("Police Chief), subsection (b) by deleting the 
words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "by the 
Town Manager". 



14. To amend Article IV, Section 4 ("Police Chief), subsection (c)(iii) by deleting the 
words "] 
Manager 



words "Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "Town 



*o' 



15. To amend Article IV, Section 5 ("Fire Chief), subsection (a) by deleting the words 
"by the Board of Selectmen" whenever the same appears and substituting therefore 



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the words, "by the Town Manager", and by deleting the word "Selectmen" in the 
last sentence thereof and substituting therefore the words "Town Manager". 

16. To amend Article IV, Section 5 ("Fire Chief), subsection (b) by deleting the words 
"by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "by the Town 
Manager". 



*o* 



17. To amend Article IV, Section 5 ("Fire Chief), subsection (g)(i) by deleting the 
words "Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "Town 
Manager". 

18. To amend Article IV, Section 5 ("Fire Chief), subsection (g)(iv) by deleting the 
words "Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "Town 
Manager". 






19. To amend Article IV, Section 5 ("Fire Chief), subsection (g)(vi) by deleting the 
words "B< 
Manager". 



words "Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "Town 



l o x 






20. To amend Article IV, Section 6 ("Building Inspector & Zoning Officer"), subsec- 
tion (a), by deleting the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting there- 
fore the words "by the Town Manager". 

21. To amend Article IV, Section 7 ("Wire Inspector"), subsection (a), by deleting the 
words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "by the 
Town Manager". 

22. To amend Article IV, Section 8 ("Plumbing. Inspector"), subsection (a), by delet- 
ing the words "by the Building Inspector in accordance with Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 142, Section 11 " and substituting therefore the words "by 
the Town Manager". 



*©" 



23. To amend Article IV, Section 9 ("Inspector of Gas Piping & Gas Appliance"), sub 
section (a), by deleting the words "by the Building Inspector in accordance with 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 142, Section 11" and substituting therefore 
the words "by the Town Manager". 

24. To amend Article IV, Section 10 ("Harbormaster"), subsection (a), by deleting the 
words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "by the 
Town Manager." 

25. To amend Article IV, Section 11 ("Constable"), subsection (a), by deleting the 
words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "by the 
Town Manager." 

26. To amend Article IV, Section 12 ("Sealer of Weights and Measures"), subsection 



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: 



(a), by deleting the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore 
the words "by the Town Manager." 

27. To amend Article IV, Section 15 ("Shellfish Constable"), subsection (a), by 
deleting the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the 
words "by the Town Manager." 

28. To amend Article IV, Section 16 ("Animal Control Officer"), subsection (a), by 
deleting the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the 
words "by the Town Manager." 

29. To amend Article IV, Section 16 ("Animal Control Officer"), subsection (d), by 
deleting the word "Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words "Town 
Manager." 

30. To amend Article IV, Section 19 ("Public Works Superintendent"), subsection (a), 
by deleting the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the 
words "by the Town Manager." 

31. To amend Article IV, Section 19 ("Public Works Superintendent"), subsection (b), 
by deleting the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the 
words "by the Town Manager." 

32. To amend Article IV, Section 19 ("Public Works Superintendent"), subsection (d), 
by deleting the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the 
words "by the Town Manager." 

33. To amend Article IV, Section 20 ("Treasurer-Collector"), subsection (a), by delet- 
ing the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words 
"by the Town Manager." 

34. To amend Article IV, Section 20 ("Treasurer-Collector"), subsection (b), by delet- 
ing the words "by the Board of Selectmen" and substituting therefore the words 
"by the Town Manager." 

35. To amend Article V, Section 2 ("Personnel Committee"), by deleting subsections 
(a), (b), and (c), substituting the following new section as subsection (a), and 
renumbering the remaining sections: 

"(a) The Personnel Committee shall consist of one person, the Town Manager." 

36. To amend Article V, Section 6 ("Elder Affairs Board") by deleting subsection (c) 
and renumbering the remaining subsections of Section 6 accordingly. 

37. To amend Article V, Section 19 ("Civilian Dispatch Committee"), subsection (a), 
by deleting the words "Town Administrator" and substituting therefore the words 



"Town Manager' 



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Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 33: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or 
borrow, pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money to be expended by the 
Town Manager, to hire a consultant for the MBTA Greenbush Mitigation Committee to 
study vibration, noise, air quality and all other related matters for the proposed MBTA 
Greenbush Line. 

Moved that the sum of Fifteen Thousand ($15,000) Dollars be transferred from Surplus 
Revenue, to be expended by the Town Manager, to hire a consultant for the NIBTA 
Greenbush Mitigation Committee to study vibration, noise, air quality and all other relat- 
ed matters for the proposed MBTA Greenbush Line. 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 34: 

To see if the Town will vote to designate the land commonly known as the Old Colony 
Railroad Right-of-Way, and more particularly described in the deed to the Town Of 
Cohasset recorded in Norfolk County Registry of Deeds Book 6022, Page 710, is hereby 
designated now and in perpetuity as a public park to be administered by the Board of 
Selectmen acting in their capacity as the Board of Park Commissioners pursuant to the 
provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 45. 

Moved that the land commonly known as the Old Colony Railroad Right-of-Way, and 
more particularly described in the deed to the Town of Cohasset recorded in Norfolk 
County Registry of Deeds Book 6022, Page 710, be hereby designated now and in perpe- 
tuity as a public park to be administered by the Board of Selectmen acting in their capac- 
ity as the Board of Park Commissioners pursuant to the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 45. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Hand count taken; Yes 83; No 54. 
Motion is defeated. 
ARTICLE 36: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Definitions, Section 2, of the Zoning Bylaws by 
deleting from subsection 2.1 the Abandonment definition and substituting in its place the 
following: 

2.1 Abandonment 

Abandonment shall be deemed to have occurred: 

1) Where a nonconforming residential use has ceased to be occupied, used, pursued, 



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or otherwise engaged in for more than a three-year period or a nonconforming 
business use has ceased to be occupied, used, pursued, or otherwise engaged in for 
more than a two-year period; or, 

2) Where there has been a removal of the characteristic equipment or furnishing used 
in the performance of the nonconforming use, without its replacement by 
similar equipment or furnishing within a two year period; or, 

3) Where the nonconforming use or building has been replaced by a conforming use 
or building; 



Moved that the Definitions, Section 2, of the Zoning Bylaws be amended by deleting from 
subsection 2.1, the Abandonment definition and substituting in its place the following: 

2.1 Abandonment 

Abandonment shall be deemed to have occurred: 

1) Where a nonconforming residential use has ceased to be occupied, used, pursued, 
or otherwise engaged in for more than a three-year period or a nonconforming 
business use has ceased to be occupied, used, pursued, or otherwise engaged in for 
more than a two-year period; or, 

2) Where there has been a removal of the characteristic equipment or furnishing used 
in the performance of the nonconforming use, without its replacement by similar 
equipment or furnishing within a two year period; or, 

3) Where the nonconforming use or building has been replaced by a conforming use 
or building; 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motion is adopted. 



ARTICLE 37: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 6.4, Regulations in Residential Districts of 
the Zoning Bylaws by deleting subsection 6.4.4 in its entirety and replacing it with the fol- 
lowing new subsection 6.4.4: 

"No sign in a residential district shall exceed six (6) square feet, except for 
those signs in connection with municipal uses." 

Moved that Section 6.4, Regulations in Residential Districts, of the Zoning Bylaws be 
amended by deleting subsection 6.4.4 In its entirety and replacing it with the following 
new subsection 6.4.4: 



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"No sign in a residential district shall exceed six (6) square feet, except for 
those signs in connection with municipal uses." 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motion is adopted by the necessary two thirds. 



ARTICLE 38: 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sign an Intermunicipal 
Agreement, a copy of which is on file with the Office of the Town Clerk, for regional 
cooperation in the provision of solid waste and recycling services, and vote to accept the 
provisions of an act to establish a South Shore Recycling Cooperative for the purpose of 
Regional Cooperation in the provision of solid waste and recycling services. 

Moved that the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sign the. 
"Intermunicipal Agreement for Cooperative Recycling on the South Shore" which shall 
be substantially similar to the copy on file with the Town Clerk. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 39: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 31 of Article VII of the General Bylaws of 
the Town of Cohasset by deleting Section 31 in its entirety and in place thereof, inserting 
the following new Section 3 1 : 

SECTION 31 

All persons using the Town Recycling Transfer Facility located on Cedar Street 
shall be required to recycle all materials designated as recyclable materials in rules 
and regulations issued by vote of the Board of Selectmen; and further tbe Board of 
Selectmen is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations in connection with the 
management and administration of the mandatory recycling program and the 
Recycling and Transfer Station, to take effect on such date as determined by the 
Board of Selectmen. 

Moved that Section 31 of Article VII of the General Bylaws of the Town of Cohasset be 
amended by deleting Section 3 1 in its entirety and in place thereof inserting the following 
new Section 31: 

SECTION 31 

All persons using the Town Recycling Transfer Facility located on Cedar Street 
shall be required to recycle all materials designated as recyclable materials in rules 
and regulations issued by vote of the Board of Selectmen; and further the Board of 
Selectmen is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations in connection with the 



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management and administration of the mandatory recycling program and the 
Recycling and Transfer Station, to take effect on such date as determined by the 
Board of Selectmen. 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 40: 

To see if the Town will vote to accept Section 4 of Chapter 73 of the Acts of 1986 -to grant 
an additional real estate tax exemption of not more than fifty (50%) percent. Such addi- 
tional exemption may be granted to persons who qualify for property tax exemption under 
clauses 17, 17C1/2, 17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37, 37A, 41, 41 B, 41 CI 42, and 
43 of Section 5 of Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

Moved that Section 4 of Chapter 73 of the Acts of 1986 be accepted by the Town to grant 
an additional real estate tax exemption of not more than fifty (50%) percent. Such addi- 
tional exemption may be granted to persons who qualify for property tax exemption under 
clauses 17, 17CI/2, 17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37, 37A, 41, 418, 41 C, 42, and 
43 of Section 5 of Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 41: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VII of the General Bylaws by adding the 
following new Section 36 entitled "Key Boxes": 

Section 36 - Key Boxes 

All businesses in the Town of Cohasset shall provide and install key boxes as deter- 
mined by the Fire Chief in order to gain access during emergency situations. This 
bylaw shall affect only new or substantially renovated business (over 50% assessed 
valuation) as of July 1, 1998. 

Moved that Article VII of the General Bylaws be amended by adding the following new 
Section 36 entitled "Key Boxes": 

Section 36 - Key Boxes 

All businesses in the Town of Cohasset shall provide and install key boxes as deter- 
mined by the Fire Chief in order to gain access during emergency situations. This 
bylaw shall affect only new or substantially renovated business (over 50% assessed 
valuation) as of July 1, 1998. 

Motion is adopted. 



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ARTICLE 42: 

To see if the will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to discontinue as a private way 
that portion of Eleazer Lane lying westerly of James Lane (being a triangular piece of land , 
consisting of approximately 74.5 square feet); and, as necessary therefore, to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to acquire by purchase, gift or eminent domain any necessary land or 
other interests therein in order to carry discontinuance of the way, including passage way 
rights over the discontinued private way; and, to raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds, and for borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money to 
carry out the foregoing. 

Moved that the Board of Selectmen discontinue as a private way that port-Ion of Eleazer 
Lane lying westerly of James Lane (being a triangular piece of land consisting of approx- 
imately 107 square feet); and, if necessary therefore, that the Board of Selectmen be 
authorized to acquire by purchase, gift or eminent domain any necessary land or other 
interests therein in order to complete discontinuance of the way, including passage way 
rights over the discontinued private way; and, the sum of One Thousand Five Hundred 
($1,500) Dollars be raised and appropriated from taxation and the general revenues of the 
Town to be spent by the Board of Selectmen to carry out the foregoing. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motion is adopted by the necessary two thirds. 

ARTICLE 43: 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to adopt Rules and 
Regulations instituting a "Pay- As- You Throw" program at the Recycling Transfer Facility. 

Moved that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to adopt Rules and Regulation institut- 
ing a "Pay-As-You Throw" program at the Recycling Transfer Facility. 

Hand count taken: Yes 54; No 72. Motion is defeated. 

Moved to adjourn the meeting as to all business except for the election of town officers, 

on April 4, 1998. 

Motion is adopted unanimously at 10:50 p.m. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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TOWN ELECTION - APRIL 4, 1998 



Polls open at 8 PM 
Total Voter 2410 
Absentees - Pet 1 110 Pet 2 105 



Closed 6 PM 

Percent 44.5% 



Election officers swom in by Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas at 7:45 AM were as follows: 



Jacquelyn McGuire 


Carol St. Pierre 




Deborah Protulis 




Janice Rosano 




Jean Thompson 




Ruth Pratt 




Grace Tuckerman 


Louise Flint 




Kathleen Rhodes 




Margaret Hernan 




Gertrude Waldfogel 


Jeanne McAuliffe 


Avis Sweeney 




Ron Goodwin 




SELECTMEN FOR 3 YRS - VOTE FOR 1 






Pctl 


Pet 2 


Total 


Merle S. Brown 


585 


575 


1160 


Thomas J. Callahan 


543 


468 


1011 


Martha Glesteby 


511 


443 


954 


Rocco F. Laugelle 


428 


566 


994 


William G. Ross 


35 


39 


74 


Write-ins 


8 


3 


11 


(scattering) 








William G. Ross 


35 


39 


74 


Blanks 


310 


306 


616 


Total 


2420 


2400 


4820 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE FOR 3 YRS 


- VOTE FOR 2 




Mark G. DeGiacomo 


873 


846 


1719 


Patricia C. Martin 


698 


543 


1241 


Hugh C. Morgan 


402 


515 


917 


Write-ins (scattering) 


19 


11 


30 


Blanks 


428 


485 


913 


Total 


2420 


2400 


4820 


TRUSTEES PAUL PRATT LIBRARY FOR 3 YRS - VOTE FOR 3 



Pet 1 Pet 2 Total 

June S. Hubbard 802 729 . 1531 

Sarah R. Pease 802 704 1506 

Barbara M. Power 798 757 1555 



79 



Write-ins(scattering) 9 3 12 



Blanks 


1219 


1407 


2626 


Total 


3630 


3600 


7230 


TRUSTEES PAUL PRATT LIBRARY FOR 2 YRS 




TO FILL EXP. TERM VOTE FOR 1 


556 




Carol A. Riley 


594 


1150 


Jamie G. Williams 


340 


339 


679 


Write-ins (scattering) 


3 


3 


6 


Blanks 


273 


302 


575 


Total 


1210 


1200 


2410 


ASSESSOR FOR 3 YRS 









Write-ins (scattering) 

Elsa Miller (write-in) 148 135 283 

Blanks 1010 975 1985 

Total 1210 1200 2410 

BOARD OF HEALTH FOR 3 YRS - VOTE FOR 1 



Stephen N. Bobo 


827 


711 


1538 


Michael J. Spirito 


251 


302 


553 


Write-ins (scattering) 


2 


2 


4 


Blanks 


130 


185 


315 


Total 


1210 


1200 


2410 


PLANNING BOARD FOR 5 YRS. 


- VOTE FOR 1 




Robert H. Sturdy 


738 


679 


1417 


Write-ins(scattering) 


9 


9 


18 


Blanks 


463 


512 


975 


Total 


1210 


1200 


2410 


RECREATION COMMITTEE FOR 5 YRS - VOTE FOR 1 



Pet 1 Pet 2 Total 

Richard P. Barrow 786 787 1573 

write-ins (scattering) 2 5 7 



80 



Blanks 
Total 


422 
1210 


408 
1200 


830 
2410 


SEWER COMMISSIONER FOR 3 YRS - VOTE FOR 1 




Henry Rattenbury 
Patrick A. Plante 
Write-ins (scattering) 


564 

575 



612 

484 

1 


1176 

1059 

1 


Blanks 
Total 


71 
1210 


103 
1200 


174 
2410 


WATER COMMISSION FOR 3 YRS 


• VOTE FOR 1 




Robert E. Kasameyer 
Write-ins (scattering) 


842 
12 


765 
6 


1607 

18 


Blanks 
Total 


356 
1210 


429 
1200 


785 
2410 


BALLOT QUESTION: 









"SHALL THE TOWN OF COHASSET BE ALLOWED TO EXEMPT FROM PROPO- 
SITION TWO AND ONE-HALF, SO CALLED, THE AMOUNTS REQUIRED TO PAY 
FOR THE BOND ISSUED IN ORDER TO SUPPLEMENT THE ORIGINAL FUNDING 
FOR THE NORTH COHASSET SEWER EXPANSION PROJECT?" 

Yes 
No 

Blanks 
Total 

Polls closed at 6 p.m. The results were declared at 7:15 PM 

A True Copy Attest: 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



431 


300 


731 


523 


560 


1083 


256 


340 


596 


1210 


1200 


2410 



81 



STATE PRIMARY -SEPT. :D. 199o 



Polls opened at 7 PM 

Total Voters - 1582 R-728; 

Total Absentee Voters - 64 



D-854 



Closed at 8 PM 
Percent - 31.63% 
Percent - >1% 



Pet 1 Pet 2 

Democrat 17 12 

Republican 23 12 

Reform 



Total 



40 



24 



Election officers sworn in by Town Clerk, Marion Douglas at 6:45 AM were as follows: 



Jacquelyn McGuire 
Carol St. Pierre 
Louise Flint 
{Catherine Lincoln 
Margaret Heman 
Jean Thompson 
Grace Tuckerman 
Ruth Pratt 



(Vote for 1) 



(Vote for 1) 



Governor 

Brian J. Donnelly 

Scott Harshbarger 

Patricia McGovern 

Write-ins (scattering) 

Blanks 

Total 

Lieutenant Governor 
Dorothy A. Kelly Gay 
Warren E. Tolman 
Write-ins (scattering) 
Ron Nicynski 
Blanks 
Total 



Kathleen Rhodes 






Avis Sweeney 
Gertrude Waldfogel 
Margaret Bates 
Susan Kent 




Janice Rosano 






Jean Higgins 






tic Party 






Pet 1 
88 


Pet 2 

100 


Total 
188 


212 


209 


421 


119 


104 


223 


8 


14 


22 


427 


427 


854 


123 


125 


248 


194 


196 


390 


1 





1 


109 


106 


215 



427 



427 



854 



82 





Democratic Party 






(Vote for 1) 


Attorney General 


Pctl 


Pet 2 


Total 




Lois G. Pines 


158 


172 


330 




Thomas F. Reiily 


242 


231 


473 




Write-ins 


2 





2 




Joseph Lena 










Ron Nicynski 










Blanks 


25 


24 


49 




Total 


427 


427 


854 


(Vote fori) 


Secretary of State 










William Francis Galvin 


272 


279 


551 




Write-ins (scattering) 










Blanks 


155 


148 


303 




Total 


427 


427 


854 


(Vote for 1) 


Treasurer 










Shannon P. O'Brien 


275 


273 


548 




Write-ins (scattering) 










Blanks 


152 


154 


306 




Total 


427 


427 


854 


(Vote for 1) 


Auditor 










A. Joseph Denucci 


277 


270 


547 




Write-ins (scattering) 


1 





1 




Blanks 


149 


157 


306 




Total 


427 


427 


854 


(Vote for 1) 


Representative in Congress 
(10th District) 










William D. Delahunt 


307 


302 


609 




Write-ins (scattering) 


1 


1 


2 




Frank Morino 










Philip Johnston 










Blanks 


119 


124 


243 




Total 


427 


427 


854 



83 





Democratic Party 






(Vote for 1) 


Councillor C4th District) 


Pet 1 


Pet 2 


Total 




Christopher A. Iannella, Jr. 


124 


110 


234 




Daniel J. Flynn 


77 


113 


190 




Brian D. O'Reilly 


22 


13 


35 




Jacquelyn Paine-Thompson 


33 


21 


54 




Clare M. Schroeder 


54 


71 


125 




Write-ins (scattering) 













Blanks 


117 


99 


216 




Totals 


427 


427 


854 


(Vote for 1) 


Senator in General Court 
(Plymouth & Norfolk District) 










Write-ins (scattering) 


3 


3 


6 




Bruce Issadore, Dan Flynn, 










John McNabb, Robert Delahunt, 










Chartis Tebbetts, 










Michael Ke?mey 










Blanks 


424 


424 


848 




Total 


427 


427 


854 



(Vote for 1) Representative in General Court 
(3rd Plymouth in General Court) 

Garrett J. Bradley 169 201 370 

Joshua Cutler 208 165 373 

WalterS. Murray 21 25 46 

Write-ins (scattering) 2 2 
Mary Jeanette Murray 

Blanks _29 34 63 

Total 427 427 854 



(Vote for 1) 



District Attorney 
(Norfolk District) 
John J. Corrigan 
William R Keating 
William P O'Donnell 
Write-ins (scattering) 
Blanks 
Total 



121 

154 

89 



63 
427 



95 

167 

102 



63 



427 



216 
321 
191 


126 
854 



84 



(Vote fori) 


Demoa 
Sheriff (Norfolk Countv) 


•atic Party 
Pctl 


Pet 2 


Total 




Michael G. Bellotri 


263 


267 


530 




Write-ins (scattering) 





1 


1 




Jack Flood 










Blanks 


164 


159 


323 




Total 


427 


427 


854 


(Vote fori) 


Countv Commissioner 
(Norfolk County) 










Peter H. Collins 


224 


233 


457 




John W.Fallon, Jr. 


67 


66 


133 




Write-ins (scattering) 










Blanks 


136 


128 


264 




Total 


427 


427 


854 



85 







Republican Party 






O-'ote fcrl) 


Governor 


Pet; 


Pet 2 


Total 




Aigeo Paul Cellucci 


214 


164 


378 




Joseph D. Malone 


171 


162 


333 




Write-ins (scattering) 













Blanks 


9 


8 


17 




Total 


394 


334 


728 


(Vote for 1) 


Lieutenant Governor 










Janet E Jeghelian 


179 


160 


339 




Jane Maria Swift 


173 


143 


316 




Write-ins (scattering) 


2 


1 


3 




Tolman (2) 










Judy Fitzsimmons 










Blanks 


40 


30 


70 




Total 


394 


334 


728 


(Vote for!) 


Attorney Ge-eral 










Brad Bailey 


275 


213 


488 




Write-ins (scattering) 










Blanks 


119 


121 


235 




Total 


394 


334 


728 


(Vote for 1) 


Secretary of State 










Dale C. Jenkins, Jr. 


261 


208 


469 




Write-ins (scattering) 













Blanks 


133 


126 


258 




Total 


394 


334 


728 


(Vote for 1) 


Treasurer 










Robert A. Maginn 


262 


209 


471 




Write-ins (scattering) 










Blanks 


132 


125 


257 




Total 


394 


334 


728 



86 





Republican 


Party 






(Vote for i) 


Auditor 


Pet": 


Pet 2 


Tcta: 




Michael T. Duffy 


263 


209 


472 




Write-ins (scattering) 













Blanks 


131 


125 


256 




Total 


394 


334 


728 


(Vote for 1) 


Representative in Congress 
(10th District) 










Eric V. Bleicken 


252 


201 


453 




Write-ins (scattering) 













Blanks 


142 


133 


275 




Total 


394 


334 


728 


(Vote for 1) 


Councillor (4th District) 










Write-ins (scattering) 


4 


3 


7 




Dan Flynn (2), Claire Shroder, 










R2}T.-:-d Kasperovvicz, 










Chip Kennedy, 










Roy Fizsimmons, Leland Jenkins 










Blanks 


390 


331 


721 




Total 


394 


334 


728 


(Vote for 1) 


Senator in General Court 
(Plymouth & Norfolk District) 










Robert L. Hedlund 


319 


268 


587 




Write-ins (scattering) 













Blanks 


75 


66 


141 




Total 


394 


334 


728 


(Vote for 1) 


Representative in General Ct. 
(Third Plymouth District) 










Mary Jeanette Murray 


344 


291 


635 




Write-ins (scattering) 


5 


4 


9 




Garret Bradley (6) Barrett 










Joseph Coggjns, Josh Cutler 










Blanks 


45 


39 


84 




Total 


394 


334 


728 



87 





Republican 


Party 






(Vote for 1) 


District Attomev 
(Norfold District) 


Pctl 


Pet 2 


Iota 




Jeffrey A. Locke 


290 


233 


523 




Write-ins (scattering) 


1 





1 




Harshbarger 










Blanks 


103 


101 


204 




Total 


394 


334 


728 


(Vote for 1) 


Sheriff (Norfolk Countv) 










Jack Flood 


286 


238 


525 




Write-ins 













Blanks 


108 


96 


204 




Total 


394 


334 


728 


(Vote fori) 


Countv Commissioner 
(Norfolk County) 










Robert D. Hall, Jr. 


263 


214 


477 




Write-ins (scsttCTng) 


o 










Blanks 


131 


120 


251 




Total 


394 


334 


728 



88 



Reform Party 



(Vote for 1) Governor Pet 1 Pet 2 Total 

Write-ins (scattering) 
Blanks 
Total 



(Vote for 1) Lieutenant Governor 
Write-ins (scattering) 
Blanks 
Total 



(Vote for 1) Attorney General 

Write-ins (scattering) 

Blanks 

Total 



(Vote for 1) Secretary of State 

Write-ins (sc>tt'"- ;T >2) 

Blanks 

Total 



(Vote for 1) Treasurer 

Write-ins (scattering) 

Blanks 

Total 



(Vote for 1) Auditor 

Write-ins (scattering) 

Blanks 

Total 



(Vote for 1) Representative in Congress 
(10th District) 
Write-ins (scattering) 
Blanks 
Total 



89 



Reform Party 

(Vote fori) Councillor (4th District) Pet 1 Pet 2 Total 

Write-ins (scattering) 
Blanks 
Total 



(Vote for 1) Senator in General Court 

(Plymouth & Norfolk District) 
Write-ins (scattering) 
Blanks 
Total 



(Vote for 1) Representative in General Court 
(3rd Plymouth District) 
Write-ins (scattering) 
Blanks 
Total 



(Vote for 1) Sheriff (Norfolk Countv) 
Write-ins (scattering) 
Blanks 
Total 



(Vote for 1) District Attorney Pet 1 Pet 2 Total 

(Norfolk District) 
Write-ins (scattering) 
Blanks 
Total 



(Vote fori) Countv Commissioner 
(Norfolk County) 
Write-ins (scattering) 
Blanks 
Total 



90 



Polls closed at 8 PM 

Results were declared at 9:40 PM 



A True Record, Attest: 



Marion L. Douglas, Town Clerk 



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INDEX SPECIAL TOWN MEETING — OCTOBER 26.1998 

ARTICLE # DESCRIPTION OF ARTICLE 

1. Unpaid bills. Adopted 

2. Department transfers. Adopted 

3. Water Capital. Adopted 

4. Water (general bylaws amended). Adopted. 

5. Water (service to other towns). Adopted 

6. Osgood Transfer. Adopted. 

7. Osgood disposition. Defeated. 

8. New library plans. Adopted. 

9. Town history book. Adopted. 

10. Strait Pond Sewerage. Adopted. 

11. Lily Pond Engineering. Adopted. 

12. Sewer Easement. Adopted. 

13. Eminent domain taking. Indefinitely postponed. 

14. DPW equipment. Adopted. 

15. Private way repairs. Adopted. 

16. Video surveillance equipment Police & Fire. Adopted. 

17. Replace fire forest truck. Indefinitely postponed. 

18. Conservation fund. Adopted, equipment 

19. Computer equipment. Adopted. 

20. Accept Forest Notch as a public way. Adopted. 

21. Accept Short Street as a public way. Adopted. 

22. Accept Norfolk Rd. as a public way. Adopted. 

23. Accept Rocky Ln. as a public way. Adopted. 

24. Accept Reservoir Rd. as a public way. Adopted. 

25. Accept Oak St. as a public way. Adopted. 

26. James Brook engineering. Adopted. 

27. School Technology Plan $200,000. Adopted. 

28. School Technology Plan $150,000. Adopted. 

29. Recycling cooperative. Adopted. 

30. Stabilization fund $ 10,000. Adopted. 



Special Town Meeting - October 26. 1998 

At the Special Town Meeting held on Monday, October 26, 1998 at the Cohasset, High 
School Auditoriun the following articles were contained in the warrant: and acted upon, 
as follows: 

Checkers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas at 6:30 P.M. were Jacquelyn 
McGuire, Janice Rosano, Margaret Hernan, Kathleen Rhodes, and Carol St. Pierre. Tellers 
were appointed, and sworn in by the Moderator, George L. Marlette, III. 



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The Moderator to order at 7 p.m. and a quorum of 100 was present at that time. The reg- 
istered voters checked in on the voting list totaled 537. 

Voted unanimously to dispense with the reading of the call of the Meeting and Return of 
Service having been examined by the Moderator and found to be in order. 

Moved to adopt the following rules of procedure for the October 26, 1998 Special Town 
Meeting: that at the beginning of the Special Town Meeting, the Moderator shall call 
aloud each of the articles printed in the warrant by number, that those articles for which 
any voter states a "hold" shall be held for further debate, that those articles upon which 
no hold has been placed shall all then and there all collectively, by one motion, be adopt- 
ed in accordance with the proposed Town Manager's motions for each respective article, 
and that the remaining articles that have been so held shall, thereafter be called individu- 
ally by the moderator for separate debate and vote, unless at the time the article is called, 
the hold thereon is withdrawn, in which event the article shall then and there be voted 
upon without further debate. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Articles 3, 5, 6, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 29 were not held for 
debate. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 
ARTICLE 3: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds; and/or 
borrow pursuant, to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money to; (a) purchase a new 
emergency generator and appurtenances thereto for the Water Treatment Plant, (b) replace 
about 1,600 feet of four inch and six inch water main on Ripley Road with new ten inch 
water main, (c) replace about 1,300 feet of eight inch water main on King Street with new 
twelve inch water main, (d) replace a certain amount of water main on Smith Place, and 
(e) perform other capital improvements to the Water Treatment Plant, the water distribu- 
tion system, or other Water Department facilities. 

Moved that the sum of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand ($250,000.00) Dollars be appropri- 
ated from Water Surplus; the sum of One Hundred Sixty Five Thousand ($165,000.00) 
Dollars be transferred from Water Department Maturing Debt - Principal as voted in 
Article 3 of the 1998 Annual Town Meeting; and Forty Five Thousand ($45,000.00) 
Dollars be transferred from Water Department Maturing Dept. - Interest as voted in Article 
3 of the 1998 Annual Town Meeting, for a total sum of Four Hundred Sixty Thousand 
($460,000.00) Dollars; to (a) purchase and install a new emergency generator and appur- 
tenances thereto for the Water Treatment Plant, (b) install and replace pipes on portions of 
Smith Place, Cushing Road, Spring Street, Schofield Road, Doane Street, and Norman 
Todd Road, (c) properly dispose of accumulated sludge at the Water Treatment Plant, and 



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(d) make certain plant improvements including rebuilding high-lift and low-lift pumps. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 5: 

To see if the Town will vote to petition the General Court for enactment of Special 
Legislation set forth below: 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF COHASSET WATER 

DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE WATER SERVICES 

TO OTHER CITIES AND TOWNS 

Section 1: Section Two of Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Eight of the Acts, of Eighteen 
Hundred and Eighty-Six, as amended by Chapter Four Hundred Eighty-Nine 
of the Acts of Nineteen, Forty-Six, is hereby amended by inserting at the end 
of said Section Two the following new language. The Board of Water 
Commissioners and the Town Manager are authorized to make contract with, 
or may go to aid any other city, town, commission, district or any other water 
company, as defined in Section One of Chapter One Hundred and Sixty-Five 
of thegeneral laws, with regard to the operation, administration, repair and 
maintenance of its water supply system. Such contracts may be made to pro- 
vide water to another city or town on an emergency basis, or to provide water 
service on a long term basis to one or more residents of another town who can- 
not be reasonably provided water supply services by that town, but shall not 
include long term wholesale sale of water to another city or town that is not to 
meet an emergency or to provide water service on a long term basis to one or 
more residents who cannot be reasonably provided water supply services by 
that town. Any such contract may be for a period not to exceed twenty years. 

Section 2: This Act shall take effect upon Its passage. 

Moved that the General court be petitioned for enactment of Special Legislation set forth 
below: 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF COHASSET WATER 

DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE WATER SERVICES TO 

OTHER CITIES AND TOWNS 

Section 1: Section Two of Chapter One Hundred Twenty-Eight of the Acts of Eighteen 
Hundred and Eighty-Six, as amended by Chapter Four Hundred Eighty-Nine 
of the Acts of Nineteen Forty-Six, is hereby amended by, inserting at the end 
of said Section Two the following new language, The Board of Water 
Commissioners are authorized to make contract with, or, may go to aid any 



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other city, town, commission, district or any other water company, as defined 
in Section One of Chapter One Hundred and Sixty-Five of the General Laws, 
with regard to the operation, administration, repair and maintenance of its 
water supply system. Such contracts may be made to provide water to another 
city or town on an emegency basis, or to provide water service on a long term 
basis to one or more residents of another town who cannot be reasonably pro- 
vided water supply services by that town, but shall not include long term 
wholesale sale of water to another city or town that is not to meet an emer- 
gency or to provide water service on a long term basis to one or more residents 
who cannot be reasonably provided water supply services by that town. Any 
such contracts so authorized may be for a period not to exceed twenty years. 

Section 2: This Act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 6: 

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the control of, and the authority and jurisdiction 
over, the Joseph Osgood Elementary School from the School Committee to the Board of 
Selectmen for the purposes of conveying, selling, or otherwise disposing of the building 
in conjunction with the School Committee vote of September 10, 1998, declaring the 
building as surplus. 

Moved that the control of, and the authority and jurisdiction over, the Joseph Osgood 
Elementary School is hereby transferred from the School Committee to the Board of 
Selectmen in conjunction with the School Committee vote of September 10, 1998, declar- 
ing the building as surplus. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



ARTICLE 12: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article 14 of the March 28, 1998, Annual Town 
Meeting by adding to the lands to be acquired by purchase, gift, eminent domain, or oth- 
erwise for the purpose of temporary or permanent easements as described in the vote pur- 
suant to Article 14, additional lands not previously authorized as shown in the "Exhibit for 
Article 12 - Sewer Easements, Special Town Meeting, October 26, 1998", a copy of which 
is on file with the Office of the Town Clerk. 

Moved that Article 14 of the March 28, 1998, Annual Town Meeting be hereby amended 
by adding to the lands to be acquired by purchase, gift, eminent domain, or otherwise for 
the purpose of temporary or permanent easements as described in the" vote pursuant to 
Article 14, additional lands not previously authorized as shown in the "Exhibit for Article 



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12 - Sewer Easements, Special Town Meeting, October 26, 1998", a copy of which is on 
file with the Office of the Town Clerk. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



ARTICLE 13: 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by eminent 
domain, in accordance with the provisions of Chapters 40 and 79 of the Massachusetts 
General Laws, all or any portion of the rights to that certain parcel of land that is current- 
ly under the water of Cohasset Harbor as described on that certain plan entitled "Eminent 
Domain Taking Plan in Cohasset, MA" dated October 1, 1998, and prepared by Ross 
Engineering Company, Inc., which parcel is a portion of the land described in Instrument 
No. 8535 recorded in the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds and further identified on 
Assessors' Map 37 as Lot 22; and, further, to raise and appropriate, transfer from avail- 
able funds, and/or borrow, pursuant to any applicable statute, whatever sum or sums of 
money, if any, to compensate the owner of said land in accordance with the law. 

Moved that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 15: 

To see if the Town will vote to create a Private Way Capital Account, to be expended by 
the Town Manager, to repair private ways in Town, said account to be added to each year 
as funds are available, and to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money for this purpose. 

Moved that a Private Way Capital Account be established in the Treasury of the Town, to 
be expended by the Town Manager, to repair private ways in Town, said account to be 
added to each year as funds are available, and that the sum of Thirty Thousand 
($30,000.00) Dollars be transferred from Surplus Revenue, and the sum of Twenty 
Thousand ($20,000.00) be transferred from Overlay Surplus, for a total amount of Fifty 
Thousand ($50,000.00) Dollars, for this purpose. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 16: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from, available funds, and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum, or sums of money, to be expended by the 
Town Manager, to purchase, equip and install video surveillance equipment for Police and 
Fire Headquarters. 



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Moved that the sum of Five Thousand, Six Hundred Twenty-Five ($5,625.00) Dollars be 
transferred from Surplus Revenue, to be expended by the Town Manager, to purchase, 
equip and install, video surveillance equipment for Police and Fire Headquarters. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 17: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds; and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the 
Town Manager, to purchase and equip a multiple service vehicle for the Fire Department 
that will replace the present forest truck and, further, to authorize the Town Manager to 
trade-in or otherwise dispose of the existing truck. 

Moved that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 18: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds; and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to add to the 
Conservation Fund as authorized under M.G.L., c. 40 Section 8C. 

Moved that the sum of Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars be transferred from Surplus 
Revenue, to add to the Conservation Fund as authorized under c. 40 Section 8C of the 
General Laws. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 19: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the 
Town Manager, to purchase new computer hardware and software for use at the Town 
Hall, and all other related costs. 

Moved that the sum of Fourteen Thousand Nine Hundred ($14,900.00) Dollars be trans- 
ferred from Surplus Revenue, to be expended by the Town Manager, to purchase new 
computer hardware and software for use at the Town Hall, and all other related costs. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 20: 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to lay out and make pub- 
lic the private way known as "Forest Notch", which is 40 feet in width, more or less, from 
the easterly sideline of Forest Avenue, a distance of 640 feet, more or less, in a south- 
westerly, southerly and southeasterly direction, to the end of a cul-de-sac, this being the 
entire road, and to acquire by purchase, gift, or eminent domain, the fee or an easement in 
said street, including easements for drainage, utility, or other purposes, all as shown on a 
plan entitled. "Town of Cohasset, Plan Showing Forest Notch as laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen", Dated July 17, 1998, and prepared by the County of Norfolk Engineering 
Department; and further, to name said street "Forest Notch". 

Moved that the Board of Selectmen be hereby authorized to lay out and make public the 
private way known as "Forest Notch", which is 40 feet in width, more or less, from the 
easterly sideline of Forest Avenue, a distance of 640 feet, more or less, in a southwester- 
ly, southerly and southeasterly direction, to the end of a cul-de-sac, this being the entire 
road, and to acquire by purchase, gift, or eminent domain, the fee or an easement in s aid 
street, including easements for drainage, utility, or other purposes, all as shown on a plan 
entitled "Town of Cohasset, Plan Showing Forest Notch as laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen", Dated July 17, 1998, and prepared by the County of Norfolk Engineering 
Department; and further, to name said street "Forest Notch". 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 21: 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to lay out and make pub- 
lic the private way known as "Short Street", which is 40 feet in width, more or less, from 
the northerly sideline of Ash Street, a distance of 560 feet, more or less, in a northeaster- 
ly, northerly and northwesterly direction, to the southerly sideline of Norfolk Road, this 
being the entire road, and to acquire by purchase, gift, or eminent domain, the fee or an 
easement in said street, including easements for drainage, utility, or other purposes, all as 
shown on a plan entitled "Town of Cohasset, Plan showing Short Street as laid out by the 
Board of Selectmen", Dated July 17, 1998, and prepared by the County of Norfolk 
Engineering Department; and, further, to name said street "Short Street". 

Moved that the Board of Selectmen be hereby authorized,to lay out and make publ' the 
private way known as "Short Street", which is 40 feet in width, more or less, from the 
northerly sideline of Ash Street, a distance of 560 feet, more or less, in a northeasterly, 
northerly and northwesterly direction, to the southerly sideline of Norfolk Road, this 
being the entire road, and to acquire by purchasei gift, or eminent domain, the fee or an 
easement in said street, including easements for drainage, utility, or other purposes, all as 
shown on a plan entitied: "Town of Cohasset, Plan showing Short Street as laid out by the 
Board of Selectmen", Dated July 17, 1998, and prepared by the County of Norfolk 
Engineering Department; and, further, to name said street "Short Street". 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

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ARTICLE 22: 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to lay out and make pub- 
lic the private way known as "Norfolk Road", which is 50 feet in width, more or less, from 
the westerly sideline of Cushing Road, a distance of 1,120 feet, more or less, in a north- 
westerly direction to the northwesterly intersection of Bancroft Road, this being the entire 
road; and to acquire by purchase, gift, or eminent domain, the fee or an easement in said 
street, including easements for drainage, utility, or other purposes, all as shown on a plan 
entitled: "Town of Cohasset, Plan Showing Norfolk Road as laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen", Dated July 17, 1998, and prepared by the County of Norfolk Engineering 
Department; and, further, to name said street "Norfolk Road". 

Moved that the Board of Selectmen be hereby authorized to lay out and make public the 
private way known as "Norfolk Road", which is 50 feet in width, more or less, from the 
westerly sideline of Cushing Road, a distance of 1,120 feet, more or less, in a nortwester- 
ly direction to the northwesterly intersection of Bancroft Road, this being the entire road, 
and to acquire by purchase, gift, or eminent domain, the fee or an easement in said street, 
including easements for drainage, utility, or other purposes, all as shown on a plan enti- 
tled: "Town of Cohasset, Plan Showing Norfolk Road as laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen", Dated July 17, 1998, and prepared by the County of Norfolk Engineering 
Department; and, further, to name said street "Norfolk Road". 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 23: 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to lay out and make pub- 
lic the private way known as "Rocky Lane", which is 40 feet in width, more or less, from 
the southwesterly sideline of North Main Street, a distance of 800 feet, more or less, in a 
southeasterly and southwesterly direction, to the end of a cul-de-sac, this being the entire 
road, and to acquire by purchase, gift or eminent domain, the fee or an easement in said 
street, including easements for drainage, utility, or other purposes, all shown on a plan 
entitled: "Town of Cohasset Plan, Showing Rocky Lane as laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen", Dated July 17, 1998, and prepared by the County of Norfolk Engineering 
Department, and, further, to name said street "Rocky Lane". 

Moved that the Board of Selectmen be hereby authorized to lay out and make public the 
private way known as "Rocky Lane", which is 40 feet in width, more or less, from the 
southwesterly sideline of North Main Street, a distance of 800 feet, more or less, in a 
southeasterly and southwesterly direction, to the end of a cul-de-sac, this being the entire 
road, and to acquire by purchase, gift or eminent domain, the fee or an easement in said 
street, including easements for drainage, utility, or other purposes, all as shown on a plan 
entitled "Town of Cohasset Plan Showing Rocky Lane as laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen", Dated July 17, 1998, and prepared by the County of Norfolk Engineering 
Department, and, further, to name said street "Rocky Lane". 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

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ARTICLE 24: 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to lay out and make pub- 
lic the private Way known as "Reservoir Road", which is 40 feet in width, more or less, 
from the southerly sideline of Pleasant Street, a distance of 560 feet, more or less, in a 
southwesterly, southerly and southeasterly direction, this being a portion of the road; and 
to acquire by purchase, gift, or eminent domain, the fee or an easement in said street, 
including easements for drainage, utility, or other purposes, all as shown on a plan enti- 
tled "Town of Cohasset, Plan Showing Reservoir Road as laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen", Dated July 17, 1998, and prepared by the County of Norfolk Engineering 
Department; and further, to name said street "Reservoir Road". 

Moved that the Board of Selectmen be hereby authorized to lay out and make public the 
private way known as "Reservoir Road", which is 40 feet in width, more or less, from the 
southerly sideline of Pleasant Street, a distance of 560 feet, more or less, in a southwest- 
erly, southerly and southeasterly direction, this being a portion of the road, and to acquire 
by purchase, gift, or eminent domain, the fee or an easement in said street, including ease- 
ments for drainage, utility, or other purposes, all as shown on a plan entitled "Town of 
Cohasset, Plan Showing Reservoir Road as laid out by the Board of Selectmen", Dated 
July 17, 1998, and prepared by the County of Norfolk Engineering Department; and fur- 
ther, to name said street "Reservoir Road". 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 25: 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to lay out and make pub- 
lic the private way known as "Oak Street", which is 40 feet in width, more or less, from 
the northeasterly sideline of Hill Street, a distance of 1,080 feet more or less, in a south- 
easterly, easterly, aind northeasterly direction, to Cushing Road, this being the entire road; 
and to acquire by purchase, gift, or eminent domain, the fee or an assessment in said street, 
including easements for drainage, utility, or other purposes, all as shown on a plan enti- 
tled "Town of Cohasset, Plan Showing Oak Street as laid out by the Board of Selectmen", 
Dated July 17, 1998, and prepared by the County of Norfolk Engineering Department; 
and, further, to name said street "Oak Street". 

Moved that the Board of Selectmen be hereby authorized to lay out and make public the 
private way known as "Oak Street", which is 40 feet in width, more or less, from the 
northeasterly sideline of Hill Street, a distance of 1,080 feet more or less, in a southeast- 
erly, easterly, and northeasterly direction, to Cushing Road, this being the entire road-, 
and to acquire by purchase, gift, or eminent domain, the fee or an assessment in said street, 
including easements for drainage, utility, or other purposes, all as shown on a plan enti- 
tled: "Town of Cohasset, Plan Showing Oak Street as laid out by the Board of Selectmen", 
Dated July 17, 1998, and prepared by the County of Norfolk Engineering Department; 
and, further, to name said street "Oak Street". 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

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ARTICLE 29: 

To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Section 419 of Chapter 194 of the 
Acts of 1998 to establish the Town's membership in the newly created South Shore 
Recycling Cooperative. 

Moved that the provisions of Section 419 of Chapter 194 of the Acts of 1998 be accepted 
by the Town of Cohasset. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Following articles were held for debate. 

ARTICLE 1: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds; and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the 
Town Manager, to pay for unpaid bills from previous fiscal years. 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

VENDOR AMOUNT REQUESTED 

D & C Construction Company $9,688.00 

TOTAL $9,688.00 

Moved that the sum of Sixteen Thousand Seven Hundred Seventy-four ($16,774.09) 
Dollars be raised and appropriated from the tax levy and other general revenues of the 
Town to pay the following unpaid bills from previous fiscal years 

D & C Construction Company $ 9,688.00 

Deutsch Williams Brooks DeRensis Holland & Drachman $ 7,086.00 

TOTAL $16,774.00 

A 9/10 vote required. Motion is adopted by the necessary 9/10's. 

ARTICLE 2: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds; a sum 
or sums of money, to be expended by the Town Manager, needed by various departmen- 
tal budgets and appropriations to complete the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999. 



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DEPARTMENT 
BUDGET 



AMOUNT 



PURCHASE 



Fire Department Overtime $40,000 

Legal Budget $40,000 

South Shore VoTech $24,438 

School Department Expenses $ 1 5 ,000 

Town Accountant's Salary $ 2,926 

Town Manager's Clerical Pool $15,353 

Police Salaries (Clerical) $ 542 

Fire Salaries (Clerical) $ 430 

Town Hall Salaries (Custodial) $ 600 

DPW Salaries (Clerical) $ 575 

Library Salaries $ 5,000 

Library Expenses $ 3,000 

Highway Expenses $20,500 

Highway Expenses $23,000 

TOTAL $191,364 



To cover cost of unexpected illnesses 
To cover CHL Lawsuits, etc. 
To cover increased assessment 
To cover emergency repairs 
To cover FY 99 Salary Adjustment 
To cover settled Union Contract 
To cover settled Union Contract. 
To cover settled Union Contract 
To cover settled Union Contract 
To cover settled Union Contract 
To cover settled Union Contract 
To cover settled Union Contract 
Install guardrail on King Street 
Repainting of Cunningham Bridge 



Moved that the of Fifty Thousand Seven Hundred Seventy-eight ($50J78.00) Dollars be 
raised and appropriated from the tax levy and other general revenues of the Town; the sum 
of Thirty Five Thousand Eighty-Six ($35,086.00) Dollars be appropriated from Fiscal 
Year 1998 Lottery Revenues; the sum of Eighty Thousand ($80,000.00) Dollars be trans- 
ferred from the Short Term Interest Debt Service Budget of the Fiscal Year 1999 
Operating Budget as voted in Article 3 of the 1998 Annual Town Meeting; sum and the 
sum of Twenty Five Thousand Five Hundred ($25,500.00) Dollars be transferred from the 
Advisory Committee's Reserve Fund of the Fiscal Year 1999 Operating Budget as voted 
in Article 3 of the 1998 Annual Town Meeting, for a total sum of One Hundred Ninety 
One Thousand Three Hundred Sixty-four ($191,364.00) . Dollars, to be expended by the 
Town Manager, needed by various departmental budgets and appropriations to complete 
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, as follows 



DEPARTMENT 

BUDGET 

Fire Department Overtime 

LegalBudget 

South Shore VoTech Assessment 

School Department Expenses 

Town Accountant's Salary 

Town Manager's Clerical Pool 

Police Salaries (Clerical) 

Fire Salaries (Clerical) 

Town Hall Salaries (Custodial) 

DPW Salaries (Clerical) 



AMOUNT 

$ 40,000.00 
$ 40,000.00 
$ 24,438.00 
$ 15,000.00 
$ 2,962.00 
$ 15,353.00 
$ 542.00 
$ 430.00 
$ 600.00 
$ 575.00 



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Library Salaries $ 5,000.00 

Library Expenses $ 3,000.00 

Highway Expenses $ 43.500.00 

TOTAL $191,364.00 

Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 4: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 10 of Article III of the General Bylaws by 
inserting the fo Bowing new paragraph therein: 

(f) The Board of Water Commissioners and the Town Manager, pursuant to the 
provisions of Chapter 40, Section 39H of the General Laws, are authorized to make con- 
tract with, or may go to aid any other city, town, commission, district or any other water 
company, as defined in section one of chapter one hundred and sixty-five of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, with regard to the operation, administration, repair and 
maintenance of its water supply system. Such contracts may be made to provide water to 
another city or town on an emergency basis, or to provide water service on a long term 
basis to one or more residents of another town who cannot be reasonably provided water 
supply services by that town, but shall not include long term wholesale sale of water to 
another city or town that is not to meet an emergency or to provide water service on a long 
term basis to one or more residents who cannot be reasonably provided water supply ser- 
vices by that town. Any such contracts may be for a period not to exceed twenty years. 

Moved that Section 10 of Article III of the General Bylaws be hereby amended by insert- 
ing the following new paragraph therein: 

f) The Board of Water Commissioners, pursuant to the provisions of 
Chapter 40, Section 39H of the General Law, or any, other applicable 
law, are authorized to make contract with, or may go to aid any other 
city, town, commission, dis-trict or any other water company, as defined 
in section one of, chapter one hundred and sixty-five of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, with regard to the operation, administra- 
tion, repair and maintenance, of its water supply system. Such contracts 
may be made to provide water to another city or town on an emergency 
basis, or to provide water service on a long term basis to one or more, 
residents of another town who cannot be reasonably provided water 
supply services by that town, but shall not include long term wholesale 
sale of water to another city or town that is not to meet an emerge ncy 
or to provide water service on a long term basis to one or more residents 
who cannot be reasonably provided water supply services by that town. 
Any such contracts so authorized may be for a period not to exceed 
twenty years. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

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ARTICLE 7. 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to convey, sell, or oth- 
erwise dispose of, on such terms as the Board of Selectmen deems appropriate, the land 
and building located at 35 Ripley Road as shown on Assessors' Map 18 Plot, 33 andj 
known as the Joseph Osgood Elementary School. 

Moved that the Board of Selectmen is hereby authorized to convey, sell, or otherwise dis- 
pose of, on such terms as the Board of Selectmen deems appropriate, the land and build- 
ing located at 35 Ripley Road as shown on Assessors' Map 18, Plot 33, and known as the 
Joseph Osgood Elementary School. 

Moved by Emmett Holt to indefinitely postpone Article 7. Motion to indefinitely post- 
pone was defeated . 

Main motion requires a 2/3 vote. Motion is defeated. 

ARTICLE 8: 

To see, if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate transfer from available funds; and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statue, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the 
Town Manager, in consultation with the Board of Library Trustees, for the purpose of 
retaining architects, engineers or other professional services to develop construction 
drawings and bid documents to convert the Joseph Osgood Elementary School located at 
35 Ripley Road as the new home of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library. It is the intention of 
the Board of Library Trustees to return to the Annual Town Meeting in March, 1999, for 
the actual construction funds. 

Moved that the sum of One Hundred Fifty Two Thousand Five Hundred ($152.500.00) 
Dollars be hereby appropriated, to be expended by the Town Manager, in consultation 
with the Board of Library Trustees, for the purpose of retaining architects, engineers or 
other professional services to develop construction drawings and bid documents to con- 
vert the Joseph Osgood Elementary School located at 35 Ripley Road as the new home of 
the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, and, that to fund this appropriation, the Treasurer, with 
the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to borrow the sum of One 
Hundred Fifty Two Thousand Five Hundred ($152.500.00) Dollars, under and pursuant to 
Chapter 44, Section 7(21) of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, or any other 
enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town, therefore. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Hand count taken; Yes 351: No 99. 
Motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 9: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds; and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the 



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Town Manager, for the purpose of allowing the Town History Committee to pay for the 
production costs and employ a writer to write volume #3 of the Town History covering 
the period from 1950 to the year 2000, as originally approved under Article 25, of the 
October 28, 1996, Special Town Meeting. 

Moved that the sum of Thirty Thousand ($30,000.00) Dollars is hereby transferred from 
Overlay Surplus, to be expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of allowing the 
Town History Committee to pay for the production costs and employ a writer to write vol- 
ume #3 of the Town History covering the period from 1950 to the year 2000, as original- 
ly approved under Article 25, of the October 28, 1996, Special Town Meeting. 

Amendment to Article 9 offered by Daniel Evans; member of the Advisory Committee. 

Moved : That the, main motion be amended so that the amount to be appropriated from 
Overlay Surplus be reduced from $30,000.00 to the sum of $20,000.00. 

Motion to amend is defeated . Main motion is adopted. 

ARTICLE 14: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds; and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the 
Town Manager, for the purpose of purchasing and equipping the following new capital 
equipment that replaces existing equipment for the Department of Public Works, and to 
authorize the Town Manager to trade-in or otherwise dispose of such existing equipment: 

Front End Loader 

One Ton Dump Truck 

Plow Attachment & Roll Off Attachment 

Moved that the sum of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars be transferred 
from Overlay Surplus, to be expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of purchas- 
ing and equipping the following new capital equipment that replaces existing equipment 
for the Department of Public Works, and to authorize the Town Manager to trade-in or oth- 
erwise dispose of such existing equipment: 

Front End Loader 

One Ton Dump Truck 

Plow Attachment & Roll Off Attachment 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 26: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds; and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the 



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Town Manager, for the purpose of providing the Town's 25% share of the cost of the Town 
of Cohasset's James Brook Basin Comprehensive Flood Control Project. 

Moved that the sum of One Hundred Forty Six Thousand Two Hundred Fifty 
($146,250.00) Dollars be hereby appropriated, to be expended by the Town Manager; for 
the purpose of providing the Town's 25% share of the cost of the Town of, Cohasset's I 
James Brook Basin Comprehensive Flood Control Project; and, that, to fund this appro- 
priation, the Treasurer, with the, approval of the Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized 
to borrow the sum of One Hundred Forty Six Thousand Two Hundred Fifty 
($146,260.091) Dollars under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7 of the Massachusetts 
General Laws, as amended, or any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of 
the Town, therefore. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

At 10:50 p.m. on motion made and seconded, the Moderator adjourned the meeting to 
Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 7 p.m. at the Cohasset High School Auditorium. 

TUESDAY EVENING OCTOBER 27,1998 

Monday night checkers previously appointed by the Town Clerk reported to work at 6:30 
p.m. Tellers were appointed by the Moderator. The Moderator called the meeting to order 
at 7:10 p.m. and a quorum of 100 was present at that time. The registered voters checked 
in on the voting list totaled 296. 

ARTICLE 10: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds; and/or 
borrow from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust, or otherwise borrow 
pursuant to any applicable statute, an additional sum or sums of money, to be expended 
by the Town Manager, in consultation with the Board of Sewer Commissioners, to imple- 
ment the North Cohasset Straits Pond Wastewater Project in addition to the amounts 
appropriated as initially authorized under Article 4 of the Special Town Meeting of March 
30, 1996, and in Article 4 of the March 27, 1997 Special Town Meeting, and, further, to 
authorize the Town to levy betterments and assessments on parcels of land that are spe- 
cially benefited by such sewerage using the formula so established for such project in 
Article 4 of the March 30, 1996, Special Town Meeting, provided, however, that pursuant 
to section 7 of Chapter 65 of the Acts of 196- 3, and Chapter 83, Section 23 of the General 
Laws, the portion to be paid by the Town shall be no amount of such costs and the por- 
tion to be so levied and assessed upon parcels of land so benefited shall be the entire 
amount of such costs. 



Moved , that the sum of Two Million Seven hundred Thousand ($2,700,000.00) 
Dollars is hereby appropriated, to be expended and awarded by the Town Manager con- 
sultation with the Sewer Commissioners, to implement the North Cohasset Straits, Pond 



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Wastewater Project in addition to the amounts appropriated as initially authorized under 
Article 4 of the Special Town Meeting of March 30, 1996 and in Article 5 of the March 
29, 1997 Special Town Meeting; further, the Town is hereby authorized to levy betterments 
and assessments on parcels of land that are specially benefited by such sewerage using the 
formula so established for such project in Article 4 of the March 30, 1996, Special Town 
Meeting, provided, however, that pursuant to section 7 of Chapter 65 of the Acts of 1963, 
and Chapter, 83, Section 23 of the General Laws, the portion to be paid by the Town shall 
be no amount of such costs and the portion to be so levied and assessed upon parcels of 
land so benefited shall be the entire amount of such costs; and, further, that to implement 
such appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is autho- 
rized to borrow the additional sum of Two Million Seven Hundred Thousand 
($2.700,000.00) Dollars from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust, or oth- 
erwise, for the foregoing purposes. 

Main motion amended by James Lagrotteria to read as follows: 

Moved that the sum of Two Million Seven Hundred Thousand ($2.700.000.00) Dollars 
is hereby appropriated, to be expended and awarded by the Town Manager in consultation 
with the Sewer Commissioners, to implement the North Cohasset Straits Pond Wastewater 
Project in addition to the amounts appropriated as initially authorized under Article 4 of 
the Special Town Meeting of March 30, 1996, and in Article 5 of the March 29, 1997 
Special Town Meeting; further, the Town is hereby authorized to levy betterments and 
assessments on parcels of land that are specially benefited by such sewerage using the for- 
mula so established for such project in Article 4 of the March 30, 1996, Special Town 
Meeting, "provided however, pursuant to Section 7 of Chapter 65 of the Acts of 1962 and 
Chapter 83 of Section 23 of the General Laws, that contingent upon a vote of the Town to 
exempt from the limitations of total taxes imposed by the General Laws, c. 59, §21C 
(Proposition 21/2, so-called) the amounts necessary to pay the principal of and interest on 
the amounts borrowed as authorized by this vote, then the proportion to be paid by the 
Town shall be one half of such costs appropriated from the tax levy and the proportion to 
be so levied and assessed upon parcels of land so benefited shall be reduced as a result of 
such override from the entire amount to one half of such costs." 

Amendment is adopted. A 2/3 vote is required. Hand count taken; Yes 238; No 36. 
Main motion as amended is adopted by the necessary 2/3s. 

ARTICLE 11: 

To see if the Town will vote to further amend Article 5 of the Special Town Meeting of 
March 29, 1997, as previously amended by Article 15 of the March 28, 1998, Annual 
Town Meeting by increasing the amount appropriated and amount authorized to be bor- 
rowed by ($60.000.00) from $13,626,800 to $13,686,800.00 to evaluate and design the 
further expansion of the approved Sewer Service Area of the Central Cohasset Sewer 
District to the end of Pond Street, a portion of King Street, and all of Hugh Strain Road 
and Lily Pond Lane, all as set forth on the map and lists of lots entitled "Exhibit of Article 
11, Special Town Meeting, on October 26, 1998", a copy of which is on file with the 
Office of the Town Clerk. 

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Moved that Article 5 of the Special Town Meeting of March 29, 1997, as previously 
amended by Article 15 of the March 28, 1998, Annual Town Meeting be hereby amended 
to increase the amount appropriated and amount authorized to be borrowed by Sixty 
Thousand ($60,000.00) Dollars, from $13,626,800.00 to $13,686,800.00, to be expended 
and awarded by the Town Manager, to evaluate and design the further expansion of the 
approved Sewer Service Area of the Central Cohasset Sewer District to the end of Pond 
Street, a portion of King Street, and all of Hugh Strain Road and Lily Pond Lane, all as 
set forth on the map and lists of lots entitled "Exhibit of Article 11, Special Town Meeting, 
October 26, 1998", a copy of which is on file with the Office of the Town Clerk. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 27: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds; and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the 
School Committee, to purchase computer hardware, software and related equipment to 
fund a portion of Phase II of the Technology Plan of Cohasset Public Schools. 

Moved that the sum of Two Hundred Thousand ($200,000.00) Dollars be hereby appro- 
priated, to be expended by the School Committee., to purchase computer hardware, soft- 
ware and related equipment to fund a portion of Phase II of the Technology Plan of 
Cohasset Public Schools; that to fund this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval 
of the Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to borrow the sum of Two Hundred 
Thousand ($200,000.00) Dollars under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(28) of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, or any other enabling authority, and to issue 
bonds or notes of the Town, therefore. 

Amendment offered by Lenora Jenkins. 

Moved that the sum of Two Hundred Thousand ($200,000.00) Dollars be hereby appro- 
priated, to be expended by the School Committee, to purchase computer hardware, soft- 
ware and related equipment to fund a portion of Phase II of the Technology Plan of 
Cohasset Public Schools; and that the sum of Two Hundred Thousand ($200,000.00 ) 
Dollars is to be transferred from surplus revenue. 

Amendment is defeated. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Main motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 28: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds; and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the 
School Committee, to purchase, and/or lease on a multi-year basis computer hardware, 



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software and related equipment, including training, to fund a portion of Phase II of the 
Technology Plan of Cohasset Public Schools. 

Moved that the sum of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars be transferred 
from Surplus Revenue, to be expended by the School Committee, to purchase, and/or 
lease on a multi-year basis computer hardware, software and related equipment, including 
training, to fund a portion of Phase II of the Technology Plan of Cohasset Public Schools. 

Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 30: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, and/or transfer from available funds, 
a sum or sums of money to add to the Stabilization Fund in accordance with M.G.L. c. 40 
Section 5B, as amended. 

Moved that the sum of Ten Thousand ($10,000.00) Dollars be hereby transferred from 
surplus revenue to add to the Stabilization Fund in accordance with M.G.L. c. 40 Section 
5B, as amended. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

It was moved and seconded that the Special Town Meeting be dissolved at 9:45 pm. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 

Marion L Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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Polls opened at 7 A.M. 

Total Voters 3410 — Percent 68% 



STATE ELECTION-NOVEMBER 3. 1998 

Closed at 8 P.M. 



Total Absentee Voters Pet 1-123 
Percent Absentees > 4% 



Pet 2 - 98 



Election officers sworn in by Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas, at 6:45 AM were as fol- 
lows: 



Carol St. Pierre 
Jean Thompson 
Margaret Bates 
Carol Barrett 
Katherine Lincoln 
Shirley Tewksbury 
Gertrude Waldfogel 
Ron Goodwin 



Janet MacLure 
Ruth Pratt 
Susan Kent 
Louise Flint 
Janice Rosano 
Margaret Hernan 
Jeanne McAuliffe 
Janet Fogarty 



GOVERNOR/LT. GOVERNOR 



Cellucci & Swift 
Harshbarger & Tolman 
Cook & Israel 
write-in 


Pctl 

1085 

605 

18 

1 


Pet 2 

948 

675 

21 

3 


Total 

2033 

1280 

39 

4 


Blanks 
Total 


25 
1734 


29 
1676 


54 
3410 


ATTORNEY GENERAL 








Brad Bailey 
Thomas Reilly 
write-in 


763 
882 

1 


623 
962 

5 


1386 

1844 

6 


Blanks 
Total 


88 

1734 


86 
1676 


174 
3410 


SECRETARY OF STATE 

William F. Galvin 
Dale C. Jenkins, Jr. 


Pctl 

944 
614 


Pet 2 

1006 
472 


Total 

1950 
1086 



110 



David L. Atkinson 


53 


74 


127 


write-in 








Blanks 


123 


124 


247 


Total 


1734 


1676 


3410 


TREASURER 








Bob Maginn 


846 


712 


1558 


Shannon P. O'Brien 


742 


813 


1555 


Merton B. Baker 


31 


32 


63 


write-in 








Blanks 


115 


119 


234 


Total 


1734 


1676 


3410 


AUDITOR 








A. Joseph DeNucci 


811 


883 


1694 


Michael Duffy 


713 


576 


1289 


Carla A. Howell 


63 


80 


143 


write-in 








Blanks 


147 


137 


284 


Total 


1734 


1676 


3410 


REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 10TH DST 


1137 




William D. Delahunt 


1029 


2166 


Eric V. Bleicken 


618 


472 


1090 


write-in 


3 


3 


6 


Blanks 


84 


64 


148 


Total 


1734 


1676 


3410 


COUNCILOR 4TH DST. 








Christopher A. Iannella, Jr. 


988 


1025 


2013 


write-in 


10 


9 


19 


Blanks 


736 


642 


1379 


Total 


1734 


1676 


3410 



111 



SENATOR IN GEN. COURT PLYMOUTH/NORFOLK DST. 





Pctl 


Pet 2 


Total 


Robert L. Hedlund 


1276 


1225 


2501 


write-in 


11 


14 


25 


Blanks 


447 


437 


844 


Total 


1734 


1676 


3410 


REPRESENTATIVE IN GEL CT. 3RD PLYMOUTH DST. 




Mary Jeannette Murray 


1114 


1025 


2139 


Garrett J. Bradley 


596 


633 


1229 


write-in 








Blank 


24 


18 


42 


Total 


1734 


1676 


3410 


DISTRICT ATTORNEY NORFOLK 








William R. Keating 


599 


645 


1244 


Jeffrey A. Locke 


1034 


946 


980 


write-in 


1 





1 


Blanks 


100 


85 


185 


total 


1734 


1676 


3410 


SHERIFF NORFOLK COUNTY 








Michael G. Bellotti 


649 


773 


1422 


Jack Flood 


902 


746 


1648 


Lawrence C. Mackin 


73 


69 


142 


writein 


110 


88 


198 



Blanks 1734 1676 3410 

total 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER NORFO L K COUNT Y 

Peter H. Collins 
Robert D. Hall, Jr. 
write-in 

Blanks 
total 

QUESTION 1 



112 



Pctl 


Pet 2 


Total 


754 


844 


1598 


725 


578 


1303 





3 


3 


255 


251 


506 


1734 


1676 


3410 



Yes 

No 

Blanks 
total 

QUESTION 2 

Yes 

No 

Blanks 
Total 

QUESTION 3 

Yes 

No 

Blanks 
Total 

QUESTION 4 

Yes 
No 

Blanks 
Total 



Polls closed at 8 p.m. and results were declared at 9:30 p.m. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



1096 


1015 


2111 


545 


564 


1109 


93 


97 


190 


1734 


1676 


3410 



1049 


999 


2048 


561 


556 


1117 


124 


121 


245 


1734 


1676 


3410 



415 


1327 


2742 


175 


204 


379 


144 


145 


289 


734 


1676 


3410 



1133 


1086 


2219 


502 


485 


987 


99 


105 


204 


1034 


1676 


3410 



113 



SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION - DECEMBER 5. 1998 

Polls opened at 8:00 AM and closed at 6:00 PM 

Total Voters- 1,472 

Per Cent - 29% 

Absentees Pet 1-59 Pet 2 - 37 

Per Cent -> 1% 

Election officers sworn in by Town Clerk Marion Douglas at 7:45 AM were as follows: 



Jacquelyn McGuire 
Jean Thompson 
Ruth Pratt 
Margaret Bates 
Katherine Lincoln 
Shirley Tewksbury 
Carla Getto 
Frederick Koed 



Carol St. Pierre 
Kathleen Rhodes 
Grace Tuckerman 
Margaret Heman 
Janice Rosano 
Louise Flint 
Willoughby Hood 
Janet Fogarty 



Ballot Question 



SHALL THE TOWN OF COHASSET BE ALLOWED TO EXEMPT FROM THE LIM- 
ITATIONS OF PROPOSITION TWO AND ONE-HALF, SO CALLED, THE 
AMOUNTS REQUIRED TO PAY FOR THE BOND ISSUED IN ORDER TO SUPPLE- 
MENT THE ORIGINAL FUNDING FOR THE NORTH COHASSET STRAIT POND 
SEWER EXPANSION PROJECT? 



Question 1 


Pet 1 


Pet 2 


Total 


Yes 


542 


253 


795 


No 


311 


366 


677 


Total 


853 


619 


1472 



The Polls closed at 6:00 PM 
The results declared at 6:30 PM 



A True Copy, ATTEST: 



Marion L. Douglas 



Town Clerk 



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ELECTION OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR 1998. 

The following persons were appointed Election Workers for the year 1998 by the 
Board of Selectmen. 



REPUBLICANS 

Domenic M. Baccari 
Margaret H. Stoughton 
Grace R. Tuckerman 
Margaret M. Bates 
Ruth F. Pratt 
R. Murray Campbell 
Katherine M. Lincoln 
Janet M. MacLure 
John H. Mullett 
Margaret M. O'Donnell 
Avis M. Sweeney 
Margaret C. Chapin 
Janet R. Fogarty 



DEMOCRATS 

Janice M. Rosano 
Jean M. Salvador 
Linda M. Nash 
Susan Kent 
Lisa Hewitt-Dick 
Frederick Koed 
Ronald Goodwin 
Deborah B. Protulis 
Barbara B. Valovic 
Anthony J. Finegan 
Patricia A. Laugelle 
Alba Crossen 
Frances O' Toole 



PROSPECTIVE JUROR LIST 

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 234 A. Section 15, the 
Prospective Juror List is available in the Town Clerk's office with the names of those res- 
idents who may be summoned for juror service. 

This information is available for public inspection during normal office hours. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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BIRTHS NOT PREVIOUSLY RECORDED 

1989 
OCTOBER 

13 Kyle S. Pinkus, Steven & Elizabeth Pinkus (Craig) 

1995 
DECEMBER 

18 Jacob J. Masci, Joe & Mary Beth Masci (Neville) 



BIRTHS FOR THE YEAR 1998 

JANUARY 

2 Riley N. Mahoney, Peter & Merrill Mahoney (Norton) 

21 Julia M. Richardson, Mark & Elizabeth Richardson (Joyce) 

22 Emily G. Rosano, Ross & Kristin Rosano (Wilkin) 
22 Megan R. Rosano, Ross & Kristin Rosano (Wilkin) 

24 Benjamin F. Astley, Andrew & Kristen Astley (Stark) 

25 Grace A. Gaumer, Stephen & Kelliann Gaumer (Lynch) 

27 Grace S. McMeekin, Bruce & Mary McMeekin (Vermette) 

28 Adam J. Kucinski, Henry & Nancy Kucinski (Babine) 
30 Megan N. Dooley, Thomas & Ann Dooley (Linnehan) 



FEBRUARY 

6 
8 

14 
24 
26 



Daniel H. Toomey, Mark & Darby Toomey (Brennan) 
Ellen R. Park, Paul & Karen Park (Mahoney) 
Samantha J. Campedelli, Louis & Beryl Campedelli (Darrach) 
Michael P. Krupa, Jeffrey & Kathleen Krupa (Knox) 
Molly E. Cunning, Sean & Christine Cunning (Sullivan) 



MARCH 

2 Sean R. Mavilia, Ronald & Susan Mavilia (Buckley) 

3 Nicholas M. Rosen, Michael & Lisa Rosen (Henke) 
7 Shea B. Kearney, Michael & Sheila Kearney (Barry) 

12 Richard R. Kinscherf, Robert & Jennifer Kinscherf (Alemian) 

24 Carol E. Demick, David & Ann Demick, (Shea) 

30 Reagan P. Butler, Kevin & Susan Butler, (Smith) 

30 Devon E. M. Crittenden, Julian Crittenden, & Patricia MacKinnon 



APRIL 

4 
10 
12 
15 



Emma K. Owings, Michael & Donna Owings (Fromberg) 
James P. Farren, James & Nancy Farren, (Gardikas) 
Gregory L. Geddes, Marc & Sasha Geddes(Manton) 
Jack K. Carr, Kelley & Jaye Carr, (Crawford) 



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15 
21 

23 
28 



Alexandra R. Leahy, Edward & Gina Leahy (Cornacchio) 
Michael W. Baldry, Edwin & Gwendolyn Baldry (Hall) 
Wyatt B. Newhall, Thomas & Sally Newhall (Shelburne) 
Matthew A. Legge, Andrew & Elisabeth Legge (Mullen) 



MAY 

5 Joseph G. Cavanaro, John & Sandra Cavanaro (Griffith) 

6 Kyle John O. Michael & Janice O'Brien (Baggett) 

7 Alexander R. Shanley, Matthew Shanley & Rhonda Kallman 
13 Griffin S. Marshall, Scott & Kathleen Marshall (Macdonald) 
15 John T. Coffman, Earle & Denise Coffman (Flint) 

18 Luke R O'Brien, Timothy & Linda O'Brien (Labun) 

18 Ryan M. Spicer, Thomas & Kimberly Spicer (Hillenberg) 

21 Andrew J. Rosano, Mario & Keri Rosano (Agostino) 

22 Kimberly L. Barrow, David & Kerry Barrow (Foley) 

23 Teresa A. Masci, Joe & Mary Masci (Neville) 

27 Timothy M. Chase, Mark & Laura Chase (McKeever) 

28 Conor J. Naughton, John & Elizabeth Naughton, (Prater) 



JUNE 

3 

4 
17 
20 
25 
29 



John C. Muccia, Timothy & Katharine Muccia (Wootten) 

Loring R. Lauretti, Luciano Lauretti & Jane Roy 

Michael J. Iantosca, Joseph & Kathy Iantosca (Beltsios) 

Lukas S. Brown, Paul & Regina Brown (Theis) 

William H. Broderick, Matthew & Kathleen Broderick (Higgins) 

Carolyn A. Giuggio, Stephen $ Kathleen Giuggio (Twohig) 



JULY 

7 Colleen B. McGowan, William & Molly McGowan(Shannon) 

12 Maiah L. Jones, Michael & Heather Jones (Ludlow) 

14 Taggart C. Eymer, Douglas Eymer & Selene Carlo-Eymer (Carlo) 

15 Kyle O. Burke, David & Anne Burke (O'Leary) 

19 Camerin A. Rawson, Michael & Alicia Rawson (Barba) 

21 Emma J. Cooper, William & Kelly Cooper (Dixon) 

22 Michael A. Cohen, Jeffrey & Jane Cohen (Romanowicz) 

22 Sabrina R. Heffenan, Maurice & Karen Heffenan (MacDonald) 

25 Rebecca A. Fredey, Steven & Tracy Fredey (Coughlin) 

27 Corey B. Golden, Shaun & Jody Golden (Gutman) 

30 Alec C. Norton, Mark & Kristin Norton (Ernstene) 



AUGUST 

4 
21 



Julia S. Herzf elder, Bruce & Ellen Herzfelder-Roy 
Bennett C. Tiemey, William & Mellisa Tierney (Thorn) 



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SEPTEMBER 

2 Henry H. Dormitzer, Philip & Susan Dormitzer (Hobson) 

5 Dominique F. Federle, Mark & Regina Federle (Winkler) 

8 Kristi A. McNary, Douglas & Diane McNary (Drons) 

15 Mariah C. Logg, John & Mary Beth Logg (Handrahan) 

24 Drake A. Budzik, Ronald Budzik, Jr. & Amy Arnett 

30 Elizabeth H. Faherty, Terence & Maureen Faherty (Driscoll) 

30 Ian P. Knurek, Robert & Jennifer Knurek (Kern) 

OCTOBER 

12 Eva A. Kearns, James Kearns & Breda O' Sullivan 

12 Daniel M. Varney, Jr., Daniel & Katherine Varney (Bilodeau) 

18 Isabel S. Garber, Eric & Cecilia Garber (Kavadoy) 

21 Rebecca L. Fitzpatrick, Ian & Heather Fitzpatrick (King) 

24 Brooks A. Vanderlugt, Victor & Justine Vanderlugt (Digiovanni) 

30 Charlotte L. Morrison, Jeffry Morrison & Mary Powers 

3 1 Griffin J. Gildea, William & Kelli Gildea (Grimes) 

NOVEMBER 

2 Noel I. Hart, Paul & Patricia Hart (Hermann) 

4 Brendan M. Tedeschi, Mark & Lauralee Tedeschi (Ruddy) 

1 8 Amber Tiffany L. Vinluan, Roberto & Amelia Vinluan (Lopez) 

21 Alexander J. Schubert, Paul Schubert & Cindy Matheison 

24 Olivia N. Leong, Benjamin Leong & Norma Ayala Leong (Ayala) 

DECEMBER 

3 Raymond R. Norris, Lance & Amy Norris (Golley) 

15 Liliana Astino, Joseph & Jeanne Astino (Poutree) 



MARRIAGES NOT PREVIOUSLY REPORTED 



1997 



September 27, in Cohasset Scott J. Bianchi of Cohasset and Kara S. Pope of 
Cohasset, married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest. 



MARRIAGES 1998 

January 3, in Cohasset, Patrick E. M. Brisbane of Cohasset and Denise F. Burke 
of Hingham, married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest. 

January 10, in Cohasset, Harold E. Hunt of Whitman and Mary P. Mack of 



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Cohasset, married by Matthew Bradley, Priest. 

January 10, in Cohasset, Andrew T. Jones of San Deigo, CA, and Amy Roebuck 
of San Diego, CA., married by Richard D. Muir, Priest. 

April 16, in Cohasset, Lance R. Norris of Cohasset and Amy J. Golley of 
Needham, married by Robert R.N. Ross, Member of the Clergy. 

April 25, in Cohasset, Daniel W. Farwell of Weymouth and Heidi L. Ledogar of 
Weymouth, married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest. 

April 25, in Cohasset, John B. Seward of Cohasset and Christina J. Cannard of 
Randolph, married by Kenneth H. Read-Brown, Clergy. 

May 2. in Scituate, Charles A. Paulding of Weymouth and Elizabeth A. Clark of 
Weymouth, married by Paul V. MacDonald Priest. 

May 3. in Cohasset, Sean M. Kenealy of Quincy and Debra J. Janacek of 
Cohasset, married by Nicholas C. Ciccone, Jr Priest. 

May 9. in Walpole, John T. Kubik, Jr. of Pembroke and Anne M. Krzywda of 
Pembroke, married by Christopher J. Kirwan, Jr., Priest. 

May 15, in Cohasset, Robert J. Tis of Cohasset and Margaret A. Murphy of 
Cohasset, married by John R. Muivehill, Priest. 

May 16, in Weymouth, Robert L. Ross of Cohasset, and Anita M. Crisafulli of 
Cohasset, married by Peter T. Martocchio, Priest. 

May 23, in Brookline, Justo J. Arellano of Cohasset & Irma G. Lopez of 
Cohasset, married by Leonard Fisher, Justice of the Peace. 

May 23, in Hanson, Ian R. Fitzpatrick of Cohasset & Heather M. King of 
Cohasset, married by Stephen D. Youd, Minister of the Gospel. 

May 24, in Cohasset, Robert F. Erickson, Jr. of Scituate & Bemadette M. 
O'Brien of Scituate, married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest. 

May 30, in Bourne, Paul J. Ames of Cohasset & Marsha E. Sullivan of Cohasset, 
married by James C. Tuxbury, OFM, Priest. 

May 30, in Hingham. Timothy R. McHardy of Weymouth & Michelle E. 
Norwood of Weymouth, married by John E. McLaughlin, Priest. 

May 30, in Boston, Charles A. Samuelson of Cohasset & Linda A. Schwalje of 
Cohasset, married by Gary A. Ritts Minister. 

June 6. in Groton, Winthrop G. Minot of Cohasset & Marilyn M. Chenault of 
Cohasset, married by Jeramie Rinne Minister of the Gospel. 

June 12, in Hingham, Dana M. Brown of Centerville, DE & Sarah M. Noering 
of Centerville, DE, married by Kenneth H Read-Brown, Clergy 

June 13, in Cohasset, Michael A. Hession IV of W. Harwich & Mary J. Hurley 
of Cohasset, married by Joseph T. Hurley, Priest. 

June 13, in Cohasset, Matthew Z. Marks of Annandale, VA. and Meagan N. 
Thomas of Annandale, VA., married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest. 

June 27, in Cohasset, Sush Prusty of Cambridge & Meredith A. Deveney of 
Cambridge, married by Donna M. Cunio, Justice of the Peace. 

June 27, in Cohasset, Mason E. Sandell of Cohasset & Jacquelyn M. Fahey of 
Cohasset, married by William L. Butler Priest. 

July 4, in Cohasset, Henry Chin of New York, NY & Katharine H. McVeigh of 
New York, NY, married by Elizabeth Tarbox, Minister. 

July 4, in Hingham, John A. Dockter of Phoenix, AZ & Susan B. Crocker of 



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Phoenix, AZ, married by Robert B. Edson, Episcopal Priest. 

July 4, in Cohasset, Sean M, Murphy of San Francisco, CA & Kerry L. O'Brien 
of Mill Valley, CA, married by John R. Mulverhill, Priest. 

July 11, in Cohasset, Joel G. Whitman of Cohasset & Brooke K. Anderson of 
Weymouth, married by Gary A. Ritts, Minister. 

July 12, in Cohasset, Damian Grozier of Scituate & Amy E. Clouse of Scituate, 
married by Ernest Gardner Jones, Justice of the Peace. 

July 18, in Cohasset, David M. Blume of Marshfield & Kristin D. Wrye of 
Marshfield, married by Gary A. Ritts, Minister. 

July 24, in Cohasset, Brian S. McCarthy of Hull & Jennifer L. McLean of Hull, 
married by Gary A. Ritts, Minister. 

July 25, in Nantucket, Craig Kay of Cohasset & Annie B. Wilde of Cohasset, 
married by Georgia Ann Snell, Minister of the Gospel. 

July 25, in Cohasset, Marc J. Perrone of Cohasset & Jeanine M. Buckley of 
Cohasset, married by William R. Campbell, Priest. 

August 1. in Cohasset, Gregg J. Hoerr of Media, PA & Sophie G. Redfield of 
Bryn Mawr, PA. married by Robert L. Hammett, Episcopal Priest. 

August 1. in Cohasset, Robert J. McNamara III of Scituate & Heather G. Ripley 
of Cohasset, married by Steven Emmett, Clergyman. 

August 23, in Marshfield, Lance M. Ward of Cohasset & Jill L. Ryan of 
Cohasset, married by Ernest Gardner Jones, Justice of the Peace. 

September 11, in Cohasset, Todd C. Coviello, of Saugus and Tracy A. 
Braddock of Hanson, married by Donna M. Cunio, Justice of the Peace. 

September 26, in Cohasset, Todd M. Bukowski of Annandale, VA and Kimberlee 
J. Locke of Annandale, Va. married by Colin L. Leitch, Minister of the Gospel. 

September 26, in Cohasset, John P. Eskridge of Atlanta Ga., and Karen L. Kubik 
of Atlanta Ga., married by E. Clifford Cutler, Priest. 

September 26, in Cohasset, Shane L. Luscombe of Bradford, and Lauren M. 
Wood of Bradford, married by E. Clifford Cutler, Priest. 

October 3. in Cohasset, Lawrence P. Desmond of Cohasset and Maria J. Cahill 
of Cohasset, married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest. 

October 3. in Cohasset, Paul J. Lynch of Weymouth and Deidre A. Dolan of 
Weymouth, married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest. 

October 10, at Cohasset, Albert E. Oram of Scituate, and Jennifer J. Brennan of 
Cohasset, married by Colin L. Leitch, Minister of the Gospel. 

October 11, in Cohasset, Craig S. Casey of Chandler, AZ and Kristine J. Blanck 
of Chandler, AZ, married by Earl W. Keirstead, Member of the Clergy. 

October 17, in Scituate, Greg D. Tackoor of Marietta, GA. and Karen Ann Duffy 
of Marietta, GA, married by Richard D. Muir, Clergyman. 

October 17, in Cohasset, Joseph DeMaine, Jr. of Rowland Heights, CA and 
Jeannie M. Garrettson of Rowland Heights, CA, married by Gary A. Ritts, Minister. 

October 24, in Cohasset, Eric M. Carlson of Cohasset and Lesley G. Marcus of 
Buffalo, NY, married by Colin L. Leitch, Mininster. 

November 7, in Cohasset, Kenneth C. Heitkamp of Duxbury and Elaine M. 
Harrington of Duxbury, married by John R Mulvehill, Priest. 

November 27, in Cohasset Christopher P. Hindley of Cohasset and Diane 



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MacDonald of Cohasset, married by E. Clifford Cutler, Priest. 

November 28, in Weymouth, Kevin G. Gibbons of Cohasset & Janine M. 
Kozowyk of Cohasset, married by John V. Sutton, Priest. 

November 28, in Cohasset, Francis J. Paradise, Jr of Cohasset and Maureen A. 
Greene of Cohasset, married by Kathleen F. Durfee, Justice of the Peace. 



DATE 



DEATHS FOR THE YEAR 1998 

NAME 



AGE 



JANUARY 




2 


Daniel J. Kearney 


3 


Bernard E. Healy, Sr. 


10 


Thomas G. Dunlap 


19 


Mary F. Gibbs 


19 


Edwin C. Ricketts 


20 


Mary L. Kelly 


25 


Frederick E. Howe 


26 


Harold S. Jason, Jr. 


26 


David B. McLean 


28 


Millard E, MacNeill 


FEBRUARY 




4 


Elden M. Meyers 


14 


Robert B. Neal 


17 


Geida S. Leonard 


21 


Lauren tine C. Lyon 


MARCH 




2 


Edward T. Soracco 


5 


Gary R. Garber 


6 


Arlene K. Harris 


9 


Vivian J. McCormack 


16 


Ruth Crowley 


24 


Thomas F. Murphy 


APRIL 

1 


Helen P. Horak 


1 


Mary C. Moriarty 


4 


Frances E. Gray 


6 


Elizabeth V. Sinopoli 


6 


William R. Walsh 


11 


Robert J. Hall 


27 


Carlton S. Pratt 



78 
86 
84 
89 
81 
92 
89 
54 
87 
87 



67 
85 
89 
85 



91 

42 
61 
88 
86 

72 



87 
89 
88 
73 
72 
79 
81 



121 



MAY 




7 


Leo J. Happenny 


28 


Anna Fritz 


29 


Leon B. Russell, Sr 


31 


Albert L. Andrews, Jr. 


JUNE 




10 


Bourke L. Corcoran 


12 


Grover P. Martin, Sr. 


20 


Myron Merrill 


22 


Patricia K. Barlow 


JULY 




1 


Evelyn A. Onwood 


16 


William T. Logan 


20 


Lillian Ruth Hocking 


24 


Giuseppina Truglia 


29 


Robert F. Donahue 


AUGUST 




1 


William F. Murphy 


2 


John N. Burns 


8 


Mary E. Martin 


9 


George F. Horsefield 


15 


Mary C. Clark 


17 


Leo M. Kelly 


24 


John L. Willaims, Jr. 


25 


Theresa S. Oddi 


SEPTEMBER 




5 


Laura A. Leonard 


7 


Anne C. Kuhn 


10 


Rose C. Cilento 


14 


Daisy V. Souther 


20 


Marvin H. Raffe 


25 


Donald C. Hagar 


27 


Mary M. Lydon 


OCTOBER 




1 


Margaret A. DeRosa 


4 


Alice M. Mersch 


6 


Grace E. Connor 


9 


Rita C. Kent 


11 


Kathleen E. Kelly 


14 


Alba M. Crossen 


23 


Charles E. Butman, Sr. 



83 
85 
85 
54 



18 
71 
83 
69 



80 
78 
74 
96 
63 



64 

8 

93 

88 

95 

73 

49 

73 



85 
81 
87 
87 

75 
98 
83 



73 
68 
99 
74 
90 
81 
101 



122 



NOVEMBER 




4 


Jerzy Lesniewski 


4 


Josephine M. Looney 


5 


Dorothy F. Booth 


5 


Concettina C. Sollami 


12 


Catherine A. Lopes 


14 


Paul A. Murphy 


25 


Mary E. Drake 


DECEMBER 




9 


Domenic Baccari 


22 


Helen M. Watson 


22 


Helen W. Brown 


26 


Elsie D. Shenton 


26 


John Zotos 



82 
87 
74 
98 
72 
74 
92 



75 
78 
90 
85 
66 



TOWN COUNSEL 

This year was a very active and successful year for the Law Department: 

1. Advice & Legal Documents. Numerous advisory opinions were ren- 
dered throughout the year to various Town officials and Boards relating to a wide variety 
of issues and subjects. Frequent and ongoing attention was given to reviewing and/or 
drafting Bylaws, numerous contract documents and agreements, easements, procurement 
documents, public road documents, Warrants for Town meetings (both special and annu- 
al town meetings, including drafting new town meeting procedures for calling and hold- 
ing articles), compliance with State Ethics Act, draft legislation for presentation to the 
General Court, various Town rules and regulations, and other legal documents. 

2. Administrative Agency Proceedings. The Town was defended in an 
number of administrative agency proceedings in state agencies, including issues before 
the Appellate Tax Board, Department of Envirornmental Protection, Norfolk County 
Retirement Board, the Superintendent of Public Records, and bid protests before the 
Attorney General's office. 

3. Projects. We assisted in the implementation and interpretation of the 
Town Manager Act (c. 32 of the Acts of 1997), the Turkey Hill land acquisition, various 
private road issues, North Cohasset Sewer project (including easement/real estate issues, 
betterments and various other documents), Central Cohasset Sewer Project, dredging pro- 
ject for Cohasset Harbor including Bailey's Creek issues, contract issues in connection 
with the new Town garage & new school, issues regarding re-use of Hagerty building, the 
Osgood School building and the Pratt Library building, licensing issues, assistance with 
the Town's petitions for legislative acts, assistance on questions relating to the MBTA 



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Greenbush line, Cohasset Heights Landfill issues, and assistance for the Water 
Commission's proposed new Water Tank construction. 

4. Litigation. As of December 31,1 998, the number of claims and lawsuits 

in which the Town is a party total 31, as follows: 

Matters involving the Board of Selectmen: 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Town of Cohasset . 
Suffolk Sup Ct, No. 38652 
Cohasset Heights Ltd. v. Town of Cohasset . 
Land Court Misc. Case No. 212919. 
Edward B. Fitzpatrick. et al v. The Board of Selectmen . 
Norfolk Sup Ct, C.A. No. 95-02766 

Guild et al v. Haddad et al Norfolk Sup Ct, C. A. No. 98-1171. 
Verc Enterprises. Inc. v. Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission 
and Town of Cohasset . Norfolk Sup Ct, C. A. 98-6448 

Matters involving the Conservation Commission: 

Cohasset Heights. Ltd. v. Cohasset Conservation Commission . 

Norfolk Sup Ct, C.A. 96-1886. 
Cohasset Heights, Ltd.v. Cohasset Conservation Commission . 

(Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection 

("DEP"), File No. 13-399. 
Cohasset Heights Ltd. v. Cohasset Conservation Commission . 
Norfolk Sup Ct C. A. No. 97-0747 
Bruce Hersfelder v. Cohasset Conservation Commission . 
Norfolk Sup Ct, C.A. 98-2131. 

Matter involving the Building Inspector: 

Town of Cohasset v. Cohasset Heights Ltd. Quincy District Court, 
No. AH-6422 

Litigations involving the Board of Assessors: 
(Names withheld) 

Matters involving the Zoning Board of Appeals: 

Notarangelo v. Board of Appeals . Norfolk Sup Ct, C. A. 97-1392 
Campbell v. Board of Appeals . Norfolk Sup Ct, C. A. 97-707 
Chief Justice Cushing Highway Corporation v. Board of Appeals . 

Massachusetts Land Ct, No. 243862 
Wakeman v. Board of Appeals . Norfolk Sup Ct C. A. 98-1108 
Cohasset Heights Ltd. v. Board of Appeals . Mass Land Ct No 247321 



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Lualdi v. Board of Appeals . Norfolk Sup Ct, C. A. 981017 

Matter involving the Board of Health: 

Cohasset Heights Ltd. v. Board of Health of the Town of Cohasset . 
Norfolk Sup Ct, C.A. No. 96-1164. 



Claims pending: 

Krueger v. Town of Cohasset (Parks & Recreation Commission). 

Johansen v. Town of Cohasset (Department of Public Works). 

Johansen v. Town of Cohasset (School Committee). 

Goff v. Town of Cohasset (School Committee). 

Beattv Town of Cohasset (DPW). 

Stilphen v. Town of Cohasset (Sewer Commission). 

Stover v. Town of Cohasset (Public Schools). 

Anslie v. Town of Cohasset (Police Department). 



Respectfully submitted, 

Paul R. DeRensis 
TOWN COUNSEL 



TOWN MODERATOR 

Any notion that the Town Meeting model of legislative government has ceased 
to be viable in Cohasset was clearly dispelled over the past year. Once again, the people 
of Cohasset proved that with participation, after preparation, debate followed by discus- 
sion, guidance and input from our devoted boards and elected officials, even the most 
divine issues, such as sewers and schools, could be, and indeed were, resolved to the ben- 
efit of all residents of this Town. 

My thanks to the Board of Selectman, Advisory Committee, Town Clerk, Marion 
Douglas, Town Counsel Paul DeRensis and all tellers and poll workers, as well as those 
residents who faithfully attend, for contributing to a town meeting system that "works" in 
every sense of the word. I must, however, single out Town Manager Mark Haddad, "the 
Maestro," whose support and considerable abilities and leadership skills have managed to 
bring about harmonious and effective cooperation and collaboration among boards, 
groups, elected officials and individuals and which has made a difference at Town 
Meeting. This Moderator senses a revitalized spirit of collegiality and cooperation at 
Town Hall these days, due at least in part to the strong presence of our Town Manager. 

In the upcoming year, it is my intention to work with the Moderators' Association 
and our Town Clerk, Marion Douglas, to research and identify technological advances 
streamline the town meeting process. Some initiatives to be considered are scan cards for 



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voter registration and sign in, innovative use of community access cable to disseminate 
useful information in advance of Town Meeting, and enhancement to our audiovisual sys- 
tems. I remain open to suggestions from all Cohassett residents as to the methods or sys- 
tems which can improve upon Town Meeting in order to make them more efficient and 
more inclusionary for both the old and new faces of Cohasset. 

Respectfully submitted, 

George Marlette, Esq. 
Town Moderator 



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FINANCIAL REPORTS 



TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



Submitted herewith is my annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1998. 
This report includes the following: 

GENERAL FUND 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 

4. State and County Assessments 

5. Statement of Revenues, Budget vs. Actual 
SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance, 
Town Special Revenue Funds 

3. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance, 
School Special Revenue Funds 

SEWER FUND 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 
WATER FUND 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Retained Earnings 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 
TRUST FUNDS 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 
LONG TERM DEBT GROUP OF ACCOUNTS 

1. Statement of Long Term Debt 

2. Statement of Debt Authorized and Unissued 
OTHER REPORTS 

1. Reconciliation of Cash Accounts 

2. Free Cash Calculation 

3. Schedule of Reserve Fund Transfers 



Respectfully submitted, 

J. Michael Buckley 
Town Accountant 



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FISCAL YEAR 1997 



Total Encumbrances 

Other Financing Sources(Uses) 
Operating Transfers in 
Operating Transfers Out 
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Snow Deficit Adjustment (net) 
Overlay Transfers(net) 
Miscellaneous Adjustments 

Total Financing Sources(Uses) 

Excess of Revenues Over Expenditures 

Unreserved Fund Balance July 1 , 1996 

Unreserved Fund Balance June 30, 1997 



Revenue: 






Property Taxes 


12,641,858 




State Aid 


1,351,704 




Excise Taxes 


753,970 




Other Local Receipts 


1,161,037 




Total Revenue 




15,908,569 


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General Government 


1,179,733 




Public Safety 


2,673,537 




Schools 


7,521,448 




Highways 


403,069 




Sanitation (Net of Sewer) 


458,813 




Human Services 


110,062 




Culture & Recreation 


366,809 




Debt Service 


802,002 




Employee Benefits & Insurance 


1,607,355 




State and County Assessments 


538,944 




Total Expenditures 




15,661,772 


Encumbrances: 






Encumbrances 


72,321 




Continued Appropriations 


316,694 




Reserve For Expenditure 


195,000 




Reserve For Expenditure-Prior Year 


(194,994) 




Encumbrances-Prior Year 


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Actual 


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Charges 


Charges 


County Tax 


$68,486 


$68,486 


Motor Vehicle Excise Bills 


1,009 


1,009 


Registry Non Renewals 





8,420 


Retired Teachers Health Insurance 


223,106 


223,106 


Mosquito Control Project 


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15,908 


Air Pollution Control 


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2,463 


Metro Area Planning Council 


1,769 


1,769 


Police Training 





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Mass Bay Transit Authority 


154,805 


154,805 


Charter Schools 





47,600 


Totals 


$467,595 


$525,366 



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GENERAL FUND REVENUE 






BUDGET VS. ACTUAL 




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BUDGET 


ACTUAL 


VARIANCE 


TAX LEVY 


13,090,752 


12,836,559 


(254,193) 


98.1% 


Real Estate 


Personal Property 


153,609 


151,038 


(2,571) 


98.3% 


Tax Liens 





76,767 


76,767 


- 


Rollback Tax 











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Deferred Tax 





18,931 


18,931 


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Total Tax Levy 


13,244,361 


13,083,295 


(161,066) 


98.8% 


STATE AID 


805,459 


805,459 





100.0% 


School Chapter 70 


Additional Assistance 


209,013 


209,013 





100.0% 


School Transportation 


62,392 


67,310 


4,918 


107.9% 


Veterans' Reimbursements 





554 


554 


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Highway Fund 


34,765 


34,765 





100.0% 


Lottery 


318,275 


318,275 





100.0% 


Veterans' Exemptions 


5,376 


7,354 


1,978 


136.8% 


Elderly Exemptions 


6,016 


7,530 


1,514 


125.2% 


State Owned Land 


665 


665 





100.0% 


Tuition of State Wards 





27,404 


27,404 


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Total State Aid 



LOCAL RECEIPTS 



1,441,961 



1,478,329 



36,368 



102.5% 



Motor Vehicle Excise 


673,006 


866,235 


193,229 


128.7% 


Boat Excise 


7,000 


7,879 


879 


112.6% 


Penalty & Interest on Taxes 










Property Taxes 


29,000 


29,249 


249 


100.9% 


Liens 


50,000 


27,516 


(22,484) 


55.0% 


Excise 


7,700 


6,102 


(1,598) 


79.2% 


R.T.F. Stickers 


94,000 


91,783 


(2,217) 


97.6% 


Fees 










Weights & Measures 


500 


1,159 


659 


231.8% 


Ambulance 


95,000 


112,464 


17,464 


118.4% 


Fire Department Other 


5,000 


5,246 


246 


104.9% 


Town Clerk 


10,000 


12,809 


2,809 


128.1% 


Treasurer/Collector 


22,000 


23,944 


1,944 


108.8% 


Board Of Selectmen 


4,000 


6,847 


2,847 


171.2% 


ZBA 


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GENERAL FUND REVENUE 

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ACTUAL 


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Planning Board 


3,400 


1,516 


(1 ,884) 


44.6% 


Conservation Commission 


7,500 


9,598 


2,098 


128.0% 


Police Dept 


11,700 


16,776 


5,076 


143.4% 


Assessors 


300 


1,053 


753 


350.9% 


Dog Officer 


300 


150 


(150) 


50.0% 


Cohasset Heights 


65,000 


78,711 


13,711 


121.1% 


Recycling 


5,000 


3,815 


(1,185) 


76.3% 


Transfer Station Fees 


12,000 


12,389 


389 


103.2% 


Rentals 













School 





95 


95 




Library Fees 


3,300 


2,938 


(362) 


89.0% 


Cemetery Fees 


5,200 


9,725 


4,525 


187.0% 


Recreation Fees 


42,000 


50,046 


8,046 


119.2% 


In Lieu of Tax 













Licenses & Permits 










Facilities (Beach Stickers) 


19,000 


20,478 


1,478 


107.8% 


Board Of Health 


23,000 


26,648 


3,648 


115.9% 


Building 


33,100 


63,418 


30,318 


191.6% 


Plumbing 


6,000 


6,857 


857 


114.3% 


Gas 


3,000 


4,945 


1,945 


164.8% 


Electrical 


3,800 


9,869 


6,069 


259.7% 


Dog 


6,800 


6,135 


(665) 


90.2% 


Alcoholic Beverage 


16,400 


19,720 


3,320 


120.2% 


Selectmen Other 


3,800 


4,685 


885 


123.3% 


Selectmen Road Opening 


3,700 


1,855 


(1,845) 


50.1% 


Unclassified 





3,361 


3,361 


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Insurance Refunds 




4,818 


4,818 


- 


Water Department 





33,000 


33,000 


- 


Fines & Forfeits 










Parking 


21,000 


20,917 


(83) 


99.6% 


Court Fines 


5,000 


16,225 


11,225 


324.5% 


Registry Fines 


22,000 


32,015 


10,015 


145.5% 


Unclaimed Checks 





6,134 


6,134 


- 


Investment Income 


200,000 


293,483 


93,483 


146.7% 


Harbor Fees 


42,000 


50,755 


8,755 


120.8% 


Total Local Receipts 


1,561,806 


2,003,363 


441,557 


128.3% 


General Fund Total 


16,248,128 


16,564,987 


316,859 


102.0% 



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Revenue:* 

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Sewer Liens 4,329 

Miscellaneous 589 



Total Expenditures & Encumbrances 

Excess of Revenue Over Expenditures 

Undesignated Fund Balance July 1, 1997 

Add: Prior year Encumbrances closed 
Transfers from General Fund 

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Undesignated Fund Balance June 30, 1998 

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Encumbrances 33,701 



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Water Fund 
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For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1998 



Revenue:* 

User Charges 
Water Liens 
Water Fees 
Penalties & Interest 
State Reimbursements 
Hydrants Charges 

Total Revenue 

Expenditures 
Encumbrances 
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Total Expenditures & Encumbrances 

Excess of Revenue Over Expenditures 

Retained Earnings July 1, 1997 

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Operating Surplus 

Less: Loan Repayment to General Fund 

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*Cash Basis 



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56,961 

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CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUES & EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 1998 





Balance 


Bonds Temporary 


Transfers/ 




Fund 




Forward 


Payable Borrowing 


Revenue 


Expenditures 


Balance 


General Government: 












Design of New Cemetery 





25,000 




11,078 


13,922 


Downtown Flooding Study 





35,000 




5,499 


29,501 


Harbor Dredging 


75,000 






2,055 


72,945 


Haggerty Property Acquisition 


2,342 








2,342 


Landfill Capping 


206,466 






140,726 


65,740 


Public Works Garage 


46,977 




87 


47,064 





School Department: 












Technology 





100,000 




44,628 


55,372 


Bus 







50,000 


50,000 





Alumni Field Completion 


23,224 






23,224 


(0) 


High School Chair Lift 


1,886 




(1,886) 







New Elementary School 


446,957 


8,914,750 




7,434,390 


1,927,317 


Sewer Commission: 












Engineering 


662 






662 





Downtown Sewer Construction 


111,020 


695,078 




726,019 


80,079 


Downtown Inflow & Infiltration 


12,306 








12,306 


Straits Pond 


41,041 


648,681 




530,350 


159,372 


Hingham IMA 





540,000 




540,000 





Downtown Engineering 


394 






394 





Water Commission: 












Distribution System Repairs 


53,361 






53,361 


(0) 


Distribution System Repairs 





600,000 




372,892 


227,108 


Fund Totals 


$1,021,636 


$0 $11,558,509 


$48,201 


$9,982,343 


$2,646,004 



157 



TRUST FUNDS 
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 
FISCAL YEAR 1998 



PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS 
Billings Park Fund 
Billings Common Fund 
H.W. Wadleigh Park Fund 
Wheelwright Park Fund 
Edith M. Bates Fund 

CEMETERIES 

Perpetual Care-Woodside Cemetery 

Perpetual Care-Beechwood Cemetery 

Beechwood Cemetery Association 

Estate of Harry E. Wilbur 

Charlotte Lincoln Bell Memorial Fund 

Isadora B. Newey Fund 

Cedar Street Cemetery 

SCHOOLS 
Ripley Fund 

James W. Nichols Scholarship Fund 
Major William Arthur Scholarship Fund 
Alice and Walter Shuebruk Scholarship Fund 
William Ripley Jr., Athletic Fund 
John F. Creamer Scholarship Fund 
Margaret M. Hardy Scholarship Fund 
Helen & Malcom Stevens Scholarship Fund 
Noel Ripley Scholarship 

OTHER 

Stabilization Fund 

Carbone Lane 

Health Insurance Trust Fund 

Conservation Fund 

Beechwood Improvement Association 

Beechwood Ball Park Fund 

Retirement Fund 

Town Pump Maintenance 

Reed Comer Trust Fund 

Arts Lottery Fund 

PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY 
Vanguard Star Fund 

TRUST FUND TOTALS 









Expenses & 




Balance 


Donations & 


Investment 


Transfers to 


Balance 


July 1, 1997 


Receipts 


Income 


General Fund June 30, 1998 


1,143 




71 




1,214 


1,009 




61 




1,070 


5,869 




363 




6,232 


16,048 




996 




17,044 


6,527 




388 




6,915 


121,486 


1,161 


7,433 


1,250 


128,830 


7,549 


350 


469 




8,368 


3,688 




219 




3,907 


6,323 




376 




6,699 


27,869 




1,657 




29,526 


22,370 




1,329 




23,699 


3,437 


150 


213 




3,800 


5,353 




319 




5,672 


2,906 




171 


125 


2,952 


8,082 




472 


749 


7,805 


12,693 




725 


500 


12,918 


14,213 




1,014 


1,100 


14,127 


1,094 




76 


200 


970 


227,053 




13,432 


11,500 


228,985 


162,538 




9,650 


2,000 


170,188 


21,127 


700 


1,720 


1,550 


21,997 


305,500 


78,725 


17,412 


45,000 


356,637 


19,647 








19,647 


74,480 


(78,725) 


4,245 




(0) 


8,694 


5,000 


1,328 


3,150 


11,872 


5,820 




330 




6,150 


258 




15 




273 


780.390 




46,597 




826,987 


1,548 




89 




1,637 


127 




9 




136 


6,843 


3,150 


157 




10,150 



587,087 




199,211 


17,808 


768,490 


2,468,771 


10,511 


310,547 


84,932 


2,704,896 



158 



ANNUAL DEBT REPORT 



Project 


Amount 
of Issue 


Date of 
Issue 


Term 


Rate 


FY98 
Principal 
Payment 


FY98 
Interest 
Payment 


06/30/98 

Outstanding 

Balance 


Pay 
Da 


Town Hall Project 


1,060,000 


06/01/89 


13yrs. 


6.7% 


113,000 


24,752 


255,000 


06/0' 


Transfer Station * 


550,000 


06/01/89 


13 yrs. 


6.7% 


50,000 


13,119 


145,000 


06/0' 


School Science Labs * 


70,000 


06/01/89 


9yrs. 


6.7% 


7.000 


469 





06/0' 


Police/Fire Renovations 


395,000 


11/01/90 


10 yrs. 


7.17% 


39,000 


9,243 


117,000 


11/0' 


Joseph Osgood Projects * 


115,000 


11/01/90 


9 yrs. 


7.17% 


12,800 


2,137 


25,400 


11/0' 


School Renovations-HS/JO * 


95,000 


12/04/92 


5 yrs. 


4.75% 


19,000 


451 





12/0- 


Fire Pumper 


208,000 


03/01/94 


10 yrs. 


5.3% 


20,000 


7,360 


120,000 


03/0' 


School Boilers - Osgood 


85,000 


03/01/94 


9 yrs. 


5.3% 


10,000 


2,875 


45,000 


03/0" 


Ambulance * 


72,000 


03/01/94 


4 yrs. 


5.3% 


15,000 


795 





03/0" 


Haggerty Property 


456,000 


02/15/96 


16 yrs. 


4-5.05% 


27,000 


19.288 


402,000 


02/1! 


Fuel Tanks & Renovations 


299,415 


02/15/96 


10 yrs. 


4-4.95% 


32,600 


11,269 


234,215 


02/1! 


School Buses 


66,000 


02/15/96 


4 yrs. 


4.25-4.95 


16,500 


2,145 


33,000 


02/1! 


Athletic Fields 


99,700 


02/15/96 


15 yrs 


44.95% 


6.700 


4,111 


86,300 


02/1! 


Athletic Fields * 


775,000 


02/15/96 


15 yrs 


A-A. 95% 


55,400 


31,549 


664,200 


02/1! 


Sewer Engineering 


196,885 


02/15/96 


4 yrs. 


4.25-4.95 


49,800 


6.376 


97,285 


02/1! 


Public Works Garage * 


752,000 


02/15/96 


16 yrs. 


4-5.05% 


42,000 


32.013 


668,000 


02/1! 


Sewer Engineering 


120,000 


08/15/96 


4 yrs. 


6.1% 


30,000 


6.405 


90,000 


8/15 


Straits Pond * 


365,000 


08/15/96 


20 yrs. 


4.65-6.1% 


12,750 


18,865 


352,250 


8/15 


Sewer 1 & 1 


70,000 


08/15/96 


20 yrs. 


4.65-6.1% 


3.500 


3.593 


66,500 


8/15 


Landfill Capping 


1,315,000 


08/15/96 


20 yrs. 


4.65-6.1% 


54.200 


69,077 


1,260,800 


8/15 


TOTALS - TAX LEVY FUNDED 




616,250 


265,892 


4,661,950 




WATER REVENUE FUNDED 


















Water Treatment Plant 


2,500,000 


01/01/78 


34 yrs. 


5.00% 


73,000 


54,750 


1,022,000 


01/0 


Land Acquisition 


1,900,000 


11/01/90 


15 yrs. 


7.17% 


123,200 


79,290 


1,067,600 


11/0 


Watermain Project 1 & II 


195,000 


08/15/96 


8 yrs. 


4.65-6.1% 


20,000 


10.185 


175,000 


8/15 


System Repairs 1995-6 


2,450,000 


08/15/96 


20 yrs. 


4.65-6.1% 


129,550 


128,823 


2.320.450 


8/15 


TOTALS -WATER REVENUE FUNDED 




345,750 


273,048 


4,585,050 




GRAND TOTAL 










962,000 


538,940 


9,247,000 




* Excluded from limits of Proposition 2 1/2 

















159 



AMOUNTS AUTHORIZE D AND UNISSUED 





Auth. 


Auth. 


Project 


Date 


Ampjjnjt 


Water Tank 


03/28/98 


200,000 


Newtonville Sewerage 


03/28/98 


130,000 


Mooring Removal & Reinstallation 


03/28/98 


100,000 


Downtown Flood Control 


10/27/97 


165,000 


Elementary School A.C. 


10/27/97 


250,000 


School Technology 


10/27/97 


100,000 


Sewer Construction - Downtown 


03/29/97 


13,496,800 


Sewer Construction-Straits Pond 


03/29/97 


540,000 


On-Site Septic Systems 


03/29/97 


3,000,000 


Water System Improvements 


03/29/97 


2,130,500 


Public Works Garage 


10/28/96 


230,000 


Public Works Garage Water Main 


10/28/96 


60,000 


Sewer Construction-Straits Pond 


04/01/96 


5,674,300 


Sewer Construction-Downtown 


03/30/96 


190,000 


Elementary School 


03/30/96 


9,890,000 


Harbor Dredging 


11/06/95 


75,000 


Cemetery Repairs 


04/01/89 


25,000 



Total 



3&256JQ0 



Partial Issue 10/15/98 
" Complete Issue 10/15/98 



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RECONCILIATION OF TOWN CASH ACCOUNTS 
JUNE 30, 1998 



Fund Balance 

General Fund 2,068,657 

School Lunch Fund 

Highway Fund 81,923 

School Special Revenue Fund 90,924 

Town Special Revenue Fund 289,184 

Sewer Fund 33,701 

Sewer Capital Fund 275,388 

Capital Projects Fund 269,024 

School Capital Projects Fund 1,928,264 

Water Fund 388,773 

Water Capital Projects Fund 227,108 

Trust Funds 2,752,407 

Agency Fund 19,075 



ACCOUNTANT TOTAL $8,424,427 



Account Balance 

Bank of Boston 1,499,530 

Boston Safe Deposit 8,654 

Citizens Bank 8,360 

Fleet Bank 754,272 

Mass Municipal Depository 173,003 

Rockland Trust Company 630,083 

State Street Bank & Trust 997,967 

Certificates of Deposits 1,600,000 

Cash on Hand 150 



Total General Cash $5,672,020 

Add: Trust Funds 2,752,407 

Treasurer Total 8,424,427 



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FREE CASH CALCULATION 
JUNE 30, 1998 



Unexpended Balance Fiscal 1997: 

Increase in Uncollected Property Taxes: 

Surplus Local Receipts: 

Motor Vehicle Excise 1 92,993 

Ambulance 17,464 

Building Permits 30,318 

Fines & Forfeits 27,374 

Investment Income 93,483 

Water Payment 33,000 

Tuition of State Wards 27,404 

Other Local Receipts 46,689 

Returned Appropriations: 

General Government 41,339 

Public Safety 21,507 

Education 330 

Public Works 9,596 

Public Health 16,986 

Human Services 6,192 

Culture & Recreation 6,691 

Debt Service 10,589 

Benefits & Insurance 39,829 

Special Revenue Funds 13,773 



Water Department Payment to General Fund 

Department of Revenue Adjustments 
School Lunch Fund Deficit 

June 30, 1998 Free Cash Certification 



21,214 
(96,003) 



468,725 



166,831 



58,218 

(12,782) 
(31,995) 

574,208 






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SCHEDULE OF RESERVE FUND TRANSFERS 
FISCAL YEAR 1998 



DEPARTMENT 


BUDGET LINE 


DATE 


AMOUNT 


Recreation 


Personal Services 


07/08/97 


$525 


Town Manager 


Personal Services 


08/26/97 


1,442 


Town Buildings 


General Expense 


08/26/97 


3,700 


Wire 


General Expense 


09/25/97 


1,277 


Unclassified 


Audit 


09/25/97 


1,500 


Fire 


General Expense 


01/15/98 


4,300 


Town Buildings 


General Expense 


01/15/98 


1,080 


Accountant 


Personal Services 


01/15/98 


1,480 


Town Hall 


General Expense 


01/15/98 


4,800 


Town Hall 


Telephone 


01/15/98 


3,795 


Public Works 


General Expense 


01/22/98 


4,000 


School 


Building Maintenance 


02/24/98 


6,781 


School 


Insurance 


02/24/98 


2,500 


Selectmen 


Newtonville Sewer 


02/24/98 


4,000 


Fire 


General Expense 


02/24/98 


5,000 


Fire 


General Expense 


02/24/98 


2,140 


Treasurer/Collector 


Contract Services 


02/24/98 


8,000 


Fire 


Hydrant Rental 


02/24/98 


1,250 


Selectmen 


General Expense 


03/17/98 


1,539 


Fire 


Hydrant Rental 


03/24/98 


522 


Fire 


General Expense 


03/24/98 


2,600 


Town Manager 


General Expense 


03/28/98 


2,081 


Wire 


General Expense 


03/28/98 


500 


Treasurer/Collector 


General Expense 


06/09/98 


5,000 


Treasurer/Collector 


Tax Foreclosures 


06/09/98 


6,200 


Town Reports 


General Expense 


06/09/98 


1,536 


Selectmen 


General Expense 


06/09/98 


1,000 


Town Manager 


General Expense 


06/09/98 


1,863 


Fire 


General Expense 


06/09/98 


1,538 


Assessors 


Personal Services 


06/09/98 


180 


Dispatch 


Personal Services 


06/09/98 


5,000 


Wire 


Personal Services 


07/14/98 


3,886 


Planning Board 


General Expense 


07/14/98 


150 


Selectmen 


General Expense 


07/14/98 


231 


Legal 


Town Counsel 


07/14/98 


1,000 


Recreation 


General Expense 


07/14/98 


77 



Total 



$92,473 



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BOARD OF ASSESSORS 

The Assessors have just successfully completed the Revaluation for Fiscal Year 
1999. Under proposition 2 1/2 State Law mandates that properties be assessed every three 
years and must fall within a range of 10 percent plus or minus of 100 percent of market 
value. A revaluation is the most equitable way to accomplish this. A total of approximate- 
ly 102 arms' length sales were classified and analyzed. 

By far the most influencing force in the real estate market in Cohasset is land 
value, which is basically a measure of desirability of the community as a place to live. 
Land value is directly related to supply and demand and fluctuates with the health of the 
market. General economic conditions such as interest rates, inflation rates, and changes in 
tax laws will influence the market place as well. Cohasset as being a bedroom communi- 
ty to Boston, along with its proximity to the ocean, continues to be a desirable communi- 
ty. As population changes so do tastes of buyers in the marketplace, and it is critically 
important for Assessors to calculate the impact of change to the local market. When these 
conditions are reviewed and analyzed property values are adjusted to reflect market con- 
ditions. 

Although the value of your property affects your share of taxes, the actual 
amount you pay is determined by the budget needs of the Town and School Department. 
These will decide what services will be provided in the coming year. Once the decision is 
made, the tax rate can be set. 

The following is the 1999 Tax Recapitulation as submitted to the Department of Revenue: 

FY 99 -Tax Rate $14.94 

I 

Type of Property Levy % Value by Class Levy by Class Tax Rate 

Residential 92.3258 $870,329,200 $13,011,421.54 14.95 

Commercial 6.0217 56,764,900 848,635.26 14.95 

Industrial .5258 4,956,500 74,099.68 14.95 

Personal 1.1267 10.621.400 158.789.93 14.95 

Totals 100.0000 $942,672,000 $14,092,946.40 

II Amount To Be Raised 

a. Appropriations of Town Meeting $20,584,046.00 

b. Other amounts to be raised: 

Total Cherry Sheet offsets 156,922.00 

c. State & Cherry Sheet charges 513,587.00 

d. Allowance for abatements & exemptions 207.606.40 

e. Total Amount To Be Raised $21,462,161.40 

III Estimated Receipts and other Revenue Sources 

a. Estimated Receipts - State $1,751 ,602.00 

b. Estimated Receipts - Local 3,392,276.00 

c. Revenue sources appropriated for particular purpose 2.225.337.00 



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e. Total estimated Receipts and other sources $7,369,215.00 

IV Summary of total amount to be raised and total receipts from all sources 

a. Total amount to be raised $2 1 ,462, 1 6 1 .40 

b. Less total estimated receipts and other revenue sources 7369,215.00 

c. Fiscal Year 1999 Property Tax Levy $14,092,946.40 

The Board would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the Deputy 
Assessor/ Appraiser Cheryl A. Pooler for her dedication and professionalism, along with 
the hard working office staff consisting of Janice Rosano and Debra Krupczak. 

Finally, the Assessors bade farewell to long time member Ross Rosario and wel- 
comed new Assessor Elsa Miller. We wish Ross well in his future endeavors and 
thank him for years of service to this board. 

Respectfully submitted, 

James W. Lagrotteria, Chairman 
Michael C. Patrolia 
Elsa Miller 



REPORT OF THE COLLECTOR 

July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998 

TOTAL COMMITMENT OR WARRANTS FROM THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS 

1 996 Motor Vehicle Excise Commitments 2,0 1 6.37 

1997 Motor Vehicle Excise Commitments 102 286.71 

1998 Motor Vehicle Excise Commitments 743,343.54 
1998 Boat Excise Commitment 18,175.00 
1998 Personal Property Commitment 78,634.25 
1998 Real Estate Commitment/including Liens 13,147,386.51 

Total Commitment of Warrants from the Fire Department 142,901 .77 

Total Commitment of Warrants from the Harbor Master 3 1 ,800.00 

Total Commitment of Warrants from the Water Department 1 ,554,495.8 1 

Total Commitment of Warrants from the Sewer Department 123,516.10 



TOTAL ABATEMENT CERTIFICATES FROM THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS 

Levy of 1995 

Motor Vehicle 106.10 



165 



538.74 


1,437.15 


610.45 


9,285.54 


6,628.05 


353.75 


10147.73 


65828.43 


18.06 


895.84 


750.00 


97.599.84 



Levy of 1996 

Motor Vehicle 

Real Estate 
Levy of 1997 

Boat Excise 

Motor Vehicle 

Real Estate 
Levy of 1998 

Boat Excise 

Motor Vehicle 

Real Estate 

Personal Property 
Departmental Abatements 

Ambulance - all years 

Mooring - all years 

Total Abatements Granted During Fiscal 1998 



TOTAL ABATEMENTS FROM THE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENTS 

Water 10,303.18 

Sewer 2,024.85 

UNPAID TAXES AND CHARGES - June 30, 1998 

1993 Motor Vehicle Excise 9,774.76 

1994 Motor Vehicle Excise 8,412.31 

1995 Motor Vehicle Excise 14,872.95 

1996 Motor Vechile Excise 73,8 16.82 

1992 Boat Excise 471.00 

1993 Boat Excise 191.00 

1994 Boat Excise 311.00 

1995 Boat Excise 590.00 

1996 Boat Excise 2,979.32 

1990 Personal Property 1,626.24 

1991 Personal Property 975.15 

1992 Personal Property 1,244.43 

1993 Personal Property 1,706.49 

1994 Personal Property 1,841.09 

1995 Personal Property 2, 1 87.34 

1996 Personal Property 4,284.88 
1996 Real Estate (including liens & penalties) 302,0071.24 



Total 427,292.02 

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DEPARTMENTAL 

Ambulance Service (all years) 70,642.25 

Mooring Fees (all years) 0.00 

70,642.25 
WATER DEPARTMENT: 
Water Meters (all years) 123,405.01 

SEWER DEPARTMENT: 

Sewer Use Charges (all years) 16,721.90 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Joseph D.Buckley, 
Treasurer-Collector 



REPORT OF THE TOWN TREASURER 

July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998 

BALANCE IN TREASURY JULY 1, 1997 3,581,362.45 

Received from Collector of Taxes 15,545,614.33 

Received from Town Collector 190,201.83 

Received from Other Sources 22,337,455 .43 

Total Receipts for Fiscal 1998 38,073,271.59 

Paid Selectmen's Warrants 35,982,613.73 

BALANCE IN TREASURY JUNE 30,1998 5,672,020.31 

DEPOSITORIES 

Name of Bank Balance June 30, 1998 

Bank of Boston 1 ,499,957.68 

Boston Safe Deposit, Collateralized 8,226.83 

Citizens Bank 8,360.01 

Fleet Bank 754,272.44 

MMDT 173,002.98 

Rockland Trust Company, Treasurer 57 1 , 1 2 1 .05 

Rockland Trust Company, Lunch 6,584.73 

Rockland Trust Company, Parking 52,377.27 



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State Street Bank and Trust 997,967.32 

CD's invested 1 ,600,000.00 

Cash in Drawer 150.00 



TOTAL DEPOSITORIES 5,672,020.31 

Respectfully submitted, 

Joseph D.Buckley 
Treasurer-Collector 



168 



SCHEDULE OF GROSS WAGES & SALARIES, CALENDAR YEAR 1998 



NAME 

HADDAD,MARK W. 
STUDLEY JOYCE D. 
WINN,ELLEN B. 

TOWN MANAGER 

BROWN,MERLE S. 
CALLAHANJHOMAS J. 
LEHR JR,ARTHUR L 
MARLETTE III.GEORGE 
MCGUIREJCATHLEEN M. 
MCMORRIS.ROSEANNE M. 
MIGLIACCIOJ>AUL L . 
RIPLEY,NOEL 
ROTH.NANCY A. 
SULLIVAN,DIANE C. 
SULLIVAN,MICHAEL H. 
WADSWORTH,DAVID H. 

SELECTMEN 

BUCKLEY, J. MICHAEL 
FARRELL,MARY M. 

TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

KRUPCZAK,DEBRA J. 
POOLER,CHERYL A. 
ROSANO JANICE M 
LAGROTTERIAJAMES W. 
MILLER,ELSA J. 
PATROLIA.MICHAEL C. 
ROSANO,ROSS 

BOARD OF ASSESSORS 

BUCKLEY JOSEPH D. 
LINCOLN,SALLY A. 
LITCHFIELDXINDA M. 
OCONNELL,SUSAN C. 
ZYRKOWSKLCAROL 

TREASURER/COLLECTOR 

CROSSEN,ALBA M. 
DOUGLAS,MARION L. 
HIGGINS JEAN F. 
MCGUIRE JACQUELYN R. 
ST.PIERRE,CAROL L. 
STEVERMAN,MADELEINE 



GROSS WAGES 


NAME 


64,996.11 


CHARLES,MARGARET R. 


28,594.16 


FLINTXOUISE 


24,453.24 


GOODWIN JRONALD 




MCAULIFFE,JEANNE 


118,043.51 


PARMENTERDOROTHEA 




PRATT,RUTH F. 


999.96 


SWEENEY.AVIS M. 


749.97 


THOMPSON,JEAN J. 


350.00 


TUCKERMAN,GRACE R. 


1.00 


VOLUNGISJUDITH P. 


11,434.88 


WALDFOGEL.GERTRUDE 


1,374.99 




1,124.94 


TOWN CLERK 


1,599.96 




999.96 


DEOLIVEIRAJANET P. 


999.96 


NOONAN,NANCY ANN 


375.00 




650.00 


CONSERVATION 



20,660.62 MCDONALD,ANN M. 



56,188.45 


PLANNING BOARD & < 


15,238.81 






AINSLIE JR,LAWRENCE 


71,427.26 


COGILL,DAVID C. 




CONTEJOHN C. 


19,113.42 


DASILVA.THOMAS O. 


52,059.61 


GRASSIE JRFREDERIC 


29,442.10 


HUNT,GARRET A. 


1,299.96 


JACKSON.ROBERT W. 


900.00 


LAUGELLE.PAUL J. 


1,200.00 


LENNON,GREGORY J. 


300.00 


MATOS,LISA M. 




MURPHY,PAUL W. 


104,315.09 


N00NAN3R1AN W. 




NOVIO,RICHARD M. 


45,331.23 


PETERS,SHELLEE L. 


28,343.11 


POMARICO,DAVID J. 


29,246.14 


QUIGLEY,WILL1AM P. 


9,921.90 


RATTENBURY,YVETTE R 


413.00 


SMALLJOHN H. 




TARANTINO,CHRISTY J. 


113,255.38 


TREANORJEFFREY 




YOCUMJUCHARD 


504.00 


DECOLAJENNIFER 


41,469.93 


NOLAN,LAUREN M. 


546.00 




27,202.62 


POLICE 


9,442.28 




647.50 





326.00 
66.00 
66.00 
66.00 

326.00 
66.00 
66.00 
66.00 
66.00 

326.00 
66.00 

81,318.33 

6,465.84 
24,579.03 

31,044.87 

22,631.60 

22,631.60 

35,256.35 
97,099.24 
78,008.94 
52,597.81 
57,705.71 
56,148.54 
58,304.48 
43,625.73 
52,258.26 
56,822.39 
2,040.50 
62,146.17 
11,138.00 
53,473.25 
72,525.83 
61,825.33 
17,411.32 
70,857.29 
41.683.79 
64307.63 
58362.74 
150.00 
80.00 

1,103,829.30 



169 



SCHEDULE OF GROSS WAGES & SALARIES, CALENDAR YEAR 1998 



NAME 

ANDREWS JR,ALBERT L. 
BRADY,DEIRDRE M. 
DOUGLAS,PATRICIA A. 
GEDDES.SASHA A. 
MCGUIRE,KATHLEEN M. 
WEEKS,DAVID JOHN 
W1GM0RE,TH0MAS W. 

DISPATCH 

AIGUIER.BRIAN E. 
ANDERSON,RALPH C. 
BROOKS JR.,RICHARD 
BUCKLEY,GERARD 
CADIGAN,THOMAS M. 
CALVANI JAMES A. 
CASAGRANDE,ROBERT C. 
CHAISSON,DAVID E. 
COLETTA JR.,PAUL J. 
CONNOLLY,STEVEN B. 
COSTA,LOUIS C 
DEFILIPPOJOHN J 
DEMERIS,GEORGE K. 
DONOGHUE,MICHAEL 
DUNNE,JOHN L. 
DURANT,KENNETH B. 
FEENEY,LAWRENCE 
FLEMING,JOHN P. 
GOYETTE,TIMOTHY J. 
HANLON,TIMOTHY P. 
HARLAND.BRAD P 
HERNON,MICHAEL J. 
HORKAN,CHRISTOPHER 
INGRASSIA JOHN J 
JOHNSON,RICHARD M. 
JONES.CLIFTON B. 
KEARNS.SCOTT 
KEENAN,DENNIS J 
KILRAIN JOHN C 
LEARY.DAVID S. 
LEONARD JR.,JOHN C. 
LOWRANCE,RAWSON R. 
MAHONEY, BRIAN 
MCADAMS,DARREN M. 
MCCRACKENJOSEPH H. 
MCKENNA.RICHARD J. 
MCLEANJAMES P. 
MURRAY,SEAN B. 
NEEDHAM.DANIEL 
NORRIS,JOHN J 



SWAGES 


KAME 


GROSS WAGES 


8,004.33 


O'BRIEN, JEFFREY 


253.75 


123.96 


0'HARA,MICHAEL J. 


2,107.00 


32,215.80 


OLIVER,WILLIAM R. 


1,739.75 


14,984.53 


PERAINO,MICHAEL J. 


594.50 


11,715.50 


PHILLIPS,KRIS 


246.50 


39,615.42 


RAMSEY,ROBERT J. 


485.75 


38,253.83 


RENO,LEONARD J. 


2,764.75 




RILEY,KEVIN T. 


602.50 


144,913.37 


ROSS/THEODORE J. 


418.75 




SHANGOLD,STEVEN L. 


175.00 


1,334.00 


SHEA,DALE L. 


232.00 


200.00 


SOLIMINI JR,RONALD 


1,851.50 


1,308.00 


SOUTHER,CHARLES E. 


120.00 


1,964.50 


SPATHANAS,VINCENT 


304.50 


464.00 


TAYLOR JRJAMES 


2,444.50 


150.00 


TWIGG,THOMAS L. 


1,295.50 


375.00 


VITO,JOSEPH G. 


348.00 


856.00 


WAPLES,MATTHEW J. 


175.00 


237.50 


WELLS,JAMES J. 


217.50 


2,313.00 


YANNIZZI,FRANCIS P. 


200.00 


1,209.75 






912.00 


POLICE DETAILS 


109,384.84 


116.00 






1,116.50 


BILODEAU,PAUL T. 


49,615.94 


116.00 


CORBO,EDWARD M. 


46,992.94 


1,606.50 


CURLEY JAMES F. 


49,181.65 


116.00 


DOCKRAYJOHN J. 


50,308.78 


734.50 


FINEGAN.THOMAS P 


52,562.36 


162.50 


FIORI JAMES E. 


49,143.48 


200.00 


GURRY JAMES L 


59,699.05 


914.50 


HENDERSONJANE E. 


14,722.20 


562.50 


HERNAN JOHN M. 


51,325.21 


769.75 


LINCOLN,ROGER W. 


60,649.85 


1,218.00 


LITCHFIELD,WILLIAM 


50,104.99 


3,429.00 


MAHONEY JR.,FRANCIS 


49,349.17 


46,537.09 


MARR,MATTHEW B 


50,567.60 


1,249.50 


PRATT,PHILIP A. 


21,139.80 


348.00 


PROTULIS,ROBERT F. 


51,089.88 


348.00 


PROTULIS, WILLIAM J. 


52,309.72 


1,606.25 


ROSANO,RANDALL W 


51,640.73 


588.50 


RUNEY JAMES P. 


53,862.47 


497.25 


SILVIA,ROBERT D. 


54,527.46 


112.50 


STRUZIK,EDWARD J. 


51,816.40 


693.00 


TRASK,MARK H. 


60,443.04 


572.75 


WENZLOW,ERIC W. 


42,306.90 


1,100.00 






11,183.50 


FIRE 


1,073,359.62 


675.00 






1,105.75 






3,805.50 







170 



SCHEDULE OF GROSS WAGES & SALARIES, CALENDAR YEAR 1998 



NAME 



GROSS WAGES 



NAME. 



1ES 



BROOKE, WILLIAM A. 
HOLLIS,CHARLES F. 
MACNEILLJOHN M 
MACNEILL,JORDAN C. 
MAYNARD,HERMON J. 
MAYNARJD.STEVEN L. 
MCARTHUR WILLIAM 
MCKAY.THOMAS 
MENDES,DANIEL 
MIGLIACCIO,JOSEEPH 
PRATT,BRUCE 
ROZZI,ROBERT 

CALL FIRE 

COCHRAN,JOSEPH E. 
EGAN,ROBERT M. 
MURRAY,SANDRA J. 

BUILDING INSPECTOR 

WIGMORE.STEPHENF. 

WIRE 

BAGGS,ROBERT 
DICKSON.CLIFFORD J 
GIBBONSLORREN S. 
JOHNSON,ROBERT A. 
MARKS JR,DAVID R. 
WINTERS,JOHN H. 

HARBORMASTER 

BABB,GEORGE C. 
BUTMAN,KENNETH BARRY 
CHANDLER,DWIGHT T. 
EKBOM JR.LEO A. 
GEORGI,ERIC K. 
LAUGELLEJPETER G 
LITCHFIELD,HAROLD W 
LIVINGSTON,BOYD J 
MARSH,HERBERT L 
PEREIRA,ANTHONY J. 
PIEPENBRINK,ROBERT 
POLAND,RICHARD M 
SESTITO,ANTHONY C 
SESTITO.CARL A 
SESTITO,WILLIAM 
SIMEONE,LOUIS N. 
SNOW.MARY L. 



4,233.20 


STOLTZ,ROBERT E. 


100.00 


THAYER,KENNETH E. 


2,165.98 


WILLIAMSJOHN L. 


516.79 




3,322.22 


PUBLIC WORKS 


3,248.39 




3,929.08 


GODZIK,JOSEPH R. 


3,396.04 


PROTULIS.DEBORAH B. 


197.52 


TRADD.TARA 


3,494.87 




2,510.12 


BOARD OF HEALT 


1,972.00 






BARRETT,ANN C. 


29,086.21 


BARRETT,CAROL 




BRYANTON,KATHLEEN R 


16,830.27 


COSSETTE,ELIZABETH 


48,087.81 


DIEFFENBACH,CAROL 


14,597.04 


DONOVAN,SHEILA SHEA 




JACKSON,CAROL A. 


79,515.12 


SHEPPARD,CATHERINE 




SILVIA,JENNIFER L. 


27,196.40 






ELDER AFFAIRS 


27,196.40 






BUTMAN JR.,ROBERT C. 


5,440.00 


DANE,SUSAN M. 


900.00 


HAYES,RICHARD E. 


2,040.00 


HUSBANDJANET G. 


2,648.00 


KNIGHT,NANCY E. 


400.00 


LAMBERT.PATRICIA A. 


34,741.03 


MINNAR,PETER D. 




PATTISON,ROBERT A. 


46,169.03 


PILCZAK,MATTHEW N. 




POPE,SUSAN M. 


4,686.50 


REYNOLDS,STEPHEN M. 


37,846.04 


TERRY,SUZANNE S. 


1,368.00 


WATROUS,SUSAN M. 


10,416.05 




1,584.00 


LIBRARY 


54,185.62 




58,199.86 


BEAL,MARISA A. 


35,940.52 


BRISTER,CATHERINE 


28,759.29 


CALLAHAN,HEATHER M. 


7,428.57 


CARROLL JR,JAMES E. 


32,320.48 


DALEY,KATHLEEN A. 


33,070.74 


DEVENEY,ELIZABETH A. 


45,578.21 


DEVENEY,GRACE M. 


36,407.19 


DONAVAN,KATHLEEN 


74.91 


EQUI,MARTHA A. 


448.00 


EQUI,MEREDITH A. 


18,471.93 


GONTARZ,AMANDA E. 



17,382.48 
15,901.18 
5,040.00 

445,109.57 

50,987.96 
14,494.71 
3,932.70 

69,415.37 

616.10 

1,440.04 

43,805.67 

12,530.67 

1,970.00 

4,657.50 

3,750.00 

132.00 

48.80 

68,950.78 

3,375.63 

2,692.26 
27,877.56 
24,969.42 
25,300.34 
29,818.01 

1,310.38 
11,100.01 

2,004.76 
32,221.16 

1,138.51 
35,746.07 
37,221.54 

234,775.65 

1,522.51 

840.00 

1500.76 

3828.00 

1491.00 

168.00 

2652.30 

1.54E+03 

4320.00 

1557.76 

1092.00 



171 



SCHEDULE OF GROSS WAGES & SALARIES, CALENDAR YEAR 1998 



NAME 


GROSS WAGES 


HUTCHINSON.DEAN J. 


77.00 


INGOLDSBY,PATRICK J. 


33.25 


LAGROTTERIA,JENNIFER 


6,276.00 


LEMBO,NICOLE A. 


1,707.76 


MCBRIDE,KATE J. 


896.00 


MCKENNEY.CARA E. 


882.00 


NIESSINK,JESSICA H. 


1,260.90 


NILOSEK,CHARLES 


90.00 


NILOSEK.DENISE E 


1,944.00 


NORRIS,KATIE 


168.00 


ROONEY,DENIS P. 


938.00 


ROSANO,LAURA M. 


1,511.26 


STEEL,RYAN M 


56.00 


WORLEY.JOHN M. 


44,943.15 



RECREATION 



81,299.91 



NAME 

BIERWERT,JANICE 
COLWILL,ILENE 
DONOVAN.NANCY E. 
GREENWOOD,DEBORAH C. 
KILPATRlCK,SHARON M. 
MEADEJON1 
MULLIGAN,DEANNA L. 

SCHOOL CLERICAL ADMIN. 

ACHIKGINA M. 
HENRIKSEN,MARY H. 
LENAHAN,PATRICIA 
LORDAN,CATHY 
PEARCE,NANCY H. 
SHURTLEFF,SARAH R. 



GROJ 



31,164.44 
28,949.08 
28,458.93 
39,894.47 
29,560.05 
25,309.14 
28,503.00 

211,839.11 

12,960.00 
8,540.04 
1,652.88 
2,163.20 
8,540.04 
2,230.09 



LINCOLN,DEREK A. 
MCARTHUR, WILLIAM H. 
SARGENT,KENNETH S. 
SCHWOTZER JR..ERNE 

OSGOOD CUSTODIANS 

HOLLANDJHEODORE L. 
JONESJHOMAS W. 



23,611.42 

29,671.44 

34,748.38 

6,725.00 

94,756.24 

30,096.07 
33,850.95 



SCHOOL CLERICAL TEACHING 

BOSSELMANJULIE E. 
KOPLAN.PAMELA L. 
MCBRIDE,MARGARET A. 
OLEARY,ANNE M. 
WOLTERSJSABELLE 

SCHOOL CLERICAL LIBRARY 



36,086.25 

12,388.95 
12,730.32 

8,540.04 
18,644.29 

3,668.65 

55,972.25 



DEER HILL CUSTODIANS 

DANIELSON, JOHN 
JACOBUCCUOHN J 
LINCOLN,DAVID J. 
SOULE.KEVIN W. 
THURSTON.RICHARD F. 

HIGH SCHOOL CUSTODIANS 

BERBERICK,RAY E. 
BORLAND,J. STEPHEN 
CLAY, VIRGINIA E. 
DOW,DAMA E. 
FIGUEIREDO,JANET L. 
FIGUEIREDOJHERESE 
LITCHFIELD,MARGARET 
MORGAN,HUGH J. 
PALM,BONNIE K. 
POWERS, FRANCES 
WINN,BARTHOLOMEW 

BUS DRIVERS 



63,947.02 



MURPHY,KAREN 
SULLIVARMAUREEN P. 



31,827.43 




45,702.00 


SCHOOL CLERICAL O 


40,263.62 




38,797.82 


ASNAULT,BEVERLY J. 


30,726.69 


AYER,ALISON G. 




BOTTARY,ALICE 


187,317.56 


BURGOON,AMANDA N 




BURKE,TRACY ABC 


387.75 


BUTMAN,JAMI H. 


74.91 


COFFEY,KATHERINE 


15,150.70 


COOKE,BRENDA E. 


17,028.12 


FIGUEIREDO,JUDITH A. 


21,364.95 


GENOVESE,LINDA A. 


4,482.28 


MARTONE.ANDREA M. 


7,660.08 


NICHOLSON.SUSAN 


10,500.86 


0'CONNOR,KATIE M. 


13,866.74 


PEARCE.NANCY H. 


12,915.74 


TANGHERLINI,KATHY 


102.85 


THORELL,JENNIFER 


103,534.98 


OSGOOD AIDES 



13,553.76 
28,228.00 

41,781.76 

2,828.46 

15,137.04 

480.00 

100.10 

6,597.00 

754.09 

4,012.50 

1,276.54 

10,399.10 

3,222.28 

173.20 

770.00 

3,462.50 

15,137.04 

29.20 

6,752.16 

71,131.21 



172 



SCHEDULE OF GROSS WAGES & SALARIES, CALENDAR YEAR 1998 



NAME 

BARRETT,BEVERLY S. 
ELY, WALLACE D. 
HARRIS,JOY 
HERNAN,MARGARET C. 
HICKEY,LAUREL P. 
LONGO,ELIZABETH 
MAYNARD,KIMBERLY R. 
O'BRIENJEAN F. 
PRATT,KATHLEEN M. 
PYFROM,JOAN 
RITTER,MELANIE A. 
SADLER,SUSAN M. 
SMITH,PEARL F 
STAUNTON,MARY E 
WELCH,ANNEMARIE 

DEER HILL AIDES 

BUTMAN,MARIBETH 
CANZATER,BEATRICE 
CICIOTTE,CAROL 
CONLEY,KRISTI L. 
HURLBUT,KIM M. 
MCCARTHY,ALICE L. 
MURPHY, KAREN 
SCEERY,DR ROBERT 
WILD,LINDA S. 

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL AIDES 

GENTILE,KEVIN D. 
PATTISON,BRIAN J. 

SCHOOL CLERICAL GRANTS 

ALPERT,ELIZABETH L. 
ARAN,ELIZABETH M. 
BROWN,ANN K. 
BUTMAN,ABIGAIL D. 
CARNEY,GRETCHEN 
CURRY,SHARON J. 
GAGNON,SCOTT A. 
GILMAN,ELIZABETH A. 
KAMMAN,JERALD B. 
MACDONALD, JESSICA 
MADGE,TRACI L. 
NORTORMILDRED M. 
REILLY,KARENANN 
RIZZO,MARYLOU 
WAGNER,MARILYN B 
WATSON,MARGARET R. 





NAME 


GROSS WAGES 


6,135.78 


YEAGER,KATHILYNN 


1,391.88 


9,494.28 






10,596.18 


AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM 


119,631.64 


2,776.13 






8,179.56 






5,391.00 


BOWLER,FRANCES 


695.31 


7,681.52 


CALABRIA,MARIA 


7,010.54 


7,395.10 


CONLON,MOLLY K. 


216.56 


15,279.60 


D'ELIAJOANNE 


6,023.10 


9,082.29 


DONATO,MARIA I. 


12,093.01 


10,525.17 


GAVIN,DUSTIN 


93.19 


16,745.04 


GRANDE,LUCIA G. 


11,984.08 


13,017.99 


JACOBUCCI,EILEEN C. 


5,784.40 


15,137.04 


LEAHY,DENISE M. 


4,003.66 


6,278.13 


MARASCIO,JOSEPHINE 


6,440.97 




MARCELLA,GIUSEPPINA 


6,468.69 


143,714.81 


MOBERG,SCOTT M. 


42.00 




RHODES,KATHLEEN E. 


7,069.54 


14,723.88 






19,554.00 


SCHOOL LUNCH 


67,925.05 


24,024.18 






12,589.98 


ANGELO,JOSEPH W. 


35,340.00 


15,412.21 


GALLAGHER,JOAN 


16,161.01 


15,137.04 


HART, STEPHEN 


91,033.95 


24,024.18 


JONES,YVONNE 


36,189.14 


15,207.50 


LITTLETON,DIANA C. 


19,469.70 


6,866.06 


MALVEY,EDWARD M. 


34,298.01 




RISI,GUIDO J 


58,265.00 


147,539.03 


SILVA,LYNN B. 


63,744.00 


1,089.00 


SYSTEMWIDE ADMINISTRATION 


354,500.81 


1,934.33 








DARMETKO.CHRISTINE 


27,727.22 


3,023.33 


DEWALL.JULIA P. 


17,950.26 




FREE,JEAN 


46,974.25 


38,041.46 


HYSLIP,LORI A. 


22,622.72 


2,760.75 


MOODY, SHARON 


32,596.87 


805.50 






528.00 


TEACHING KINDERGARTEN 


147,871.32 


24,706.85 






1,471.50 


ALVES.JARED S. 


9,655.29 


14,805.68 


BLUME,KRISTIN D. W. 


35,747.60 


1,432.00 


DANGELO,MARILYN 


56,570.39 


1,131.75 


HURLEY,MARY C 


50,643.95 


5,325.01 


MACPHEE,KATHLEEN 


32,564.26 


7,464.15 


PREVETT,RENEE 


32,502.37 


2,588.00 






2,268.00 


TEACHIMG GRADE 1 


217,683.86 



4,578.75 

10,116.36 

216.00 



173 



SCHEDULE OF GROSS WAGES & SALARIES, CALENDAR YEAR 1998 



NAME 



GROSS WAGES NAME 



GJ8LQSSWAGES, 



BARBIERI J3IANE M 
COLLINS,ROSALIE L 
COOK,LAUREN M. 
MCCABE,BARBARA 
PRICE,MARIE 
WELLS.BARBARA 

TEACHING GRADE 2 

ALCOTT,MAUREEN P 
BAUSH,SUSAN 
COBURN,KENDRA D.L. 
HANSON,JEANNE B. 
MCMASTER,DEBORAH 
OWENS,ELIZABETH R 

TEACHING GRADE 3 

CANTELMO,MARILEE A. 
COOKE,BRENDA E. 
LECOUNT JR..ROBERT 
LEHR,JOANNE 
MARCUS,BARBARA 
MCCARTHY,LAUREN M 
MURPHY,COLLEEN E. 
OGDEN.ELIZABETH A. 
WEYDT,MICHAEL 
YESS,DENISE ANNE 

OSGOOD ADMIN. & OTHER 

CASSIANI,JOAN M. 
HENRY,DEBORAH A. 
HORIGAN,SUSAN M. 
MCDONALD,DOROTHY L. 
TURTLE,SUZI Y. 

TEACHING GRADE 4 

BOURASSA,ROGER W. 
DEAKIN,FRANK A 
DICKINSON,DAYLE 
JORDAN.KATHLEEN A. 
LEVINE,RAYMOND 
MCNAMARA,PAMELA J. 
TRAVERS,MARIE E. 



48,836.05 
46,071.47 
30,869.92 
35,093.32 
9,000.00 
46,077.44 

215,948.20 

51,540.76 
56,467.24 
17,539.94 
30,570.50 
50,540.80 
41,022.88 

247,682.12 

67,861.06 
11,488.86 
32,239.71 
2,037.42 
27,608.11 
38,653.21 
10,187.28 
23,382.98 
46,510.29 
51,540.76 

311,509.68 

46,974.25 
41,168.84 
42,605.04 
56,529.13 
27,599.40 

214,876.66 

19,696.63 
56,567.24 
42,394.59 
30,973.07 
56,670.39 
18,166.54 
13,517.64 



BERGQUIST,ROBERT M. 
CISNEROS,ELIZABETH 
MAGNUSSEN,NANCY 
MAGOUN,JOANN 
SHULTZ,R LAWRENCE 

TEACHING GRADE 6 

BERMAN,ANN 
BERRY,MAUREEN M. 
BIAGINI.STEVEN 
BROWN,GENEVIEVE 
CALLAHAN,PAUL F. 
FENNESSEY,RUTH C. 
KALAPINSKI.LISA A. 
LEONARD JR.,EDWARD 
MACINNIS JOHN V 
MURPHY,MARJORIE 
RITTS,JUDITH A 
SULLIVAN.VICTORIA 
SWEENEYJORIN 
WILSON.JUDITH N. 

DEER HILL ADMIN. & OTHER 

DELEON.MARY P. 
MUIR.BONNIE M. 
PACKARD,JOHN R 
ROHRER,EILEEN 

HIGH SCHOOL ART 

MARKS.BRYAN E 

HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC 

BEAL,DEBORAH G. 
CHATTERTON,CLARK 
HAYES,JOSEPH J. 

HIGH SCHOOL PHYS. ED. 

CRONIN,FRANCES I. 
EMMONS,RONALD L 
KITE, WILLIAM C 
LEARY,EDWARD J. 



33,215.77 
51,953.36 
44,723.91 
58,731.32 
59,658.89 

248,283.25 

28,751.11 
40,653.09 
50,540.80 
58,669.43 
67,516.99 
53,180.35 
13,517.64 
55,813.38 
46,974.25 
50,886.94 
43,643.64 
11,297.07 
44,626.23 
17,570.54 

583,641.46 

28,995.47 

9,715.29 

46,781.86 

47,197.09 

132,689.71 

46,974.25 

46,974.25 

30,862.37 

66,189.31 

1,585.00 

98,636.68 

51,976.30 
66,021.33 
57,120.34 
67,359.21 



TEACHING GRADE 5 



237,986.10 



HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH 



242,477.18 



174 



SCHEDULE OF GROSS WAGES & SALARIES, CALENDAR YEAR 1998 



NAME 



GJBLC 



BIERMAN,CAROLE L. 


12,082.21 


HOGAN,PAUL F. 


56,467.24 


LALUMIERE,MAUREEN 


17,438.31 


LEE,MARGARET 


50,540.80 


WALSH,DENNIS J 


62,576.95 


ZIFCAK JR.JOHN H. 


14,727.02 


HIGH SCHOOL MATH 


213,832.53 


FRANEY,JAMES E. 


59,253.28 


MAGNUSSEN,DAVID R 


58,988.22 


MCGRAIL,PATRICIA 


42,835.04 


NEUNDORF.F J 


51,565.76 


HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE 


212,642.30 


BARRY,MELISSA M. 


19,054.91 


DILUCA,CHRISTINA L. 


12,217.16 


FEDERICO,JOSEPH F. 


51,540.76 


MURPHY,M1CHELLE A. 


10,941.42 


NARKIEWICZ,PAUL H. 


67,231.16 


ONEIL IIIJHOMAS J 


58,505.74 


HIGH SCHOOL LANGUAGE 


219,491.15 


BOUCHARD.JOSEPH K 


51,976.30 


BUCKLEY JRJOHN C 


52,258.79 


FERBERT,SCOTT J. 


14,162.90 


FITZGERALD,JARED E 


61,998.85 


KELLY,DONALD J 


45,428.02 


NEWKIRK,SCOTT P 


50,976.34 


WONDOLOWSKI,DOROTHY 


16,688.22 


HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES 


293,489.42 


BABAIAN,MARY A 


62,862.11 


PORTER,ANN LESLIE 


60,904.53 



HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE 

COLLINS JR,CURTIS 
COSTER,KEVEN 
DELORENZO,JOHN M 
ELY,FLORENCE 
ELY,WALLACE D. 
GILL,MICHAEL PATRIC 
LAFOUNTAIN,ALLEN W. 
TAIT.ALAN R. 



123,766.64 

81,364.53 
30,523.69 
70,829.09 
53,490.26 

72,827.15 
35,718.89 
30,385.37 



NAME GRDi 

BERKOWITZ,NINA 9,685.29 

MIDDLE SCHOOL ART 9,685.29 

L A JOIE.MARCI A J 4 1 ,78 1 .03 

MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC 4 1 ,78 1 .03 

FORD,RONALD J. 45,509.21 

MIDDLE SCHOOL PHYS. ED. 45,509.2 1 

MAROIS.JEANNE 36,458.21 

SCHLEIFF,MARIE 59,110.53 

WOOD,JO-ELLEN S 52, 1 42.46 

MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH 1 47,7 1 1 .20 

BEATSON,ELIZABETH M. 58,566.28 

DEVIN,MAURA M. 48,826.72 

MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH 107,393.00 

CISNEROS,KENNETH R. 55,264.01 

JONES,DANIEL C. 38,325.33 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE 93,589.34 

FORTIN,GEORGE A 58,3 12.24 

HICKEY,BERTH A M. 1 8,0 1 5 .95 

MIDDLE SCHOOL LANGUAGE 76,328.19 

KNUREK,ROBERT G. 40,086.93 

ROLFE,ROBERT A. 21,697.58 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES 6 1 ,784.5 1 

MCCARTHY-EGAN,ANN 35,636.56 

MIDDLE SCHOOL GUIDANCE 35,636.56 

DUFFY,MAUREEN M 40,165.57 

KELLY,LISA M. 8,730.64 

ROGG,CHRISTINE F. 34,94u.53 

MIDDLE SCHOOL ADMIN. & OTHER 83,836.74 



HIGH SCHOOL ADMIN. & OTHER 



375,138.98 



175 



SCHEDULE OF GROSS WAGES & SALARIES, CALENDAR YEAR 1998 



NAME 

AMELIA,MARY E. 
ANDERSON,KATHERINE 
ANTHONY,SUSAN L. 
BARBARA,MARY E. 
CAPUTO,ELLEN P. 
CARR,SUSAN E 
CONNOLLY,CAITLIN W. 
COONEY,MICHELLE M. 
C0STELL03RETT A. 
DELORENZO,JESSICA 
DEVIN,KATHLEEN 
DUNN,KEARIN 
FALVEY,MICHAEL J. 
FAULKNER, BERNADETTE 
FLAHERTY,PAULA H. 
FOUNTAIN,JANETM. 
GIAGRANDO,ALYSSA 
GILDEA,MAUREEN 
GILMARTIN.STEPHEN 
GRAYKEN,MARY E. 
HAYNES.ROBIN 
HERNBERG,KATHLEEN 
JORDAN,LETITIA H. 
KEATING,LAURA R. 
KERRIGAN.JOAN 
KURTZJACQUELINE 
MADRUGA,JAMINE M. 
MARDER,LISA 0. 
MIER,DIANE E. 
MLANDENOFF,NICOLE L 
MOSHER.JAMES D. 
MULLrN,BARBARA J. 
NEDROW,RUTH 
PORTER,ALLISON J. 
PORTER,GREGORY 1. 
REGAN.BRENDA W. 
RING,JANE 
ROLAND.CONNIE 
RYAN,CHR1STINE M. 
SANTORO.NICHOLE L. 
SHERIDAN,MARY ELIZA 
SIMEONEJUNE 
SMITH,MARGARET L. 
STACK,MARGARET R. 
SUDDATH,JILL 
WALTERS.KRISTEN M. 
WATERS,PETER 
WATERS,SHIRLEY B. 
WHORISKEY,CHRISTINE 
WILFAND.WENDY 



)SS WAGES 


NAME 


GROSS WAGES 


1,430.00 


WORKMANJULIA A. 


55.00 


565.00 


ZERENDOW,ALEXIA M. 


275.00 


715.00 






55.00 


SUBSTITUTES 


85,339.66 


1,870.00 






705.00 


ARDIZZONI,RUTHANN 


3,438.33 


55.00 


BOSTWICK,DEBORAH 


3,551.01 


275.00 


BUICK,DAVID 


1,773.99 


165.00 


CONKLIN,DWIGHTE. 


828.33 


275.00 


COOK,DEBORAH S. 


2,028.99 


275.00 


DOCKENDORFF,RICHARD 


2,130.00 


220.00 


DONOVAN,SEAN W. 


1,690.00 


4,009.00 


EKBERG.KENNETH C. 


1,689.99 


220.00 


HALL.LOWELL MARK 


812.33 


275.00 


HARRINGTON,STEVEN N 


1,352.66 


7,398.90 


HUGHES II,THOMAS L. 


7,302.32 


605.00 


HUGHES,CORINNE S 


13,250.71 


220.00 


KURTZ,JAMIE M. 


375.00 


55.00 


MACKINNON,GARY S. 


2,062.66 


1,160.00 


MARTELL,JEFFREY 


3,254.01 


1,270.00 


MEEHAN,SARA G. 


2,028.99 


10,095.04 


MERTEL,KATHLEEN B. 


1,626.99 


715.00 


OLSONJODD M. 


2,406.33 


19,335.96 


PROTULIS,KARA M. 


2,694.66 


550.00 


QUINN,KERRI-ANN 


3,057.99 


110.00 


STANSELL JR,ROBERT 


2,701.33 


440.00 


WATSON,MARILYN 


9,000.00 


55.00 






737.50 


SPORTS OFFICIALS 


69,056.62 


110.00 






5,112.92 






385.00 






3,370.00 






275.00 






1,630.00 






137.50 






2,110.00 






220.00 






304.84 






220.00 






3,540.00 






4,040.00 






605.00 






110.00 






1,450.00 






55.00 






55.00 






495.00 






1,523.00 






5,405.00 







176 



LAND USE CONTROL 



Building Department 

Cohasset has followed a pattern of steady controlled growth with an increasing 
number of new house starts, substantial renovations and commercial and public projects. 

Included in the thirty-four new dwellings are the fourteen homes at Rose Hill and 
five condominium units that will replace the Quonset Huts on South Main St. 

The Sunrise Assisted Living Center was completed in March and the new 
Osgood Elementary School was ready for the start of school in September. St. Anthony's 
Parish Center is well under way, as are renovations to the former "Chart House," which 
will reopen as "Atlantica" in March. 

There are several projects in the planning stage that should continue the pattern 
into 1999 and beyond. 

I am very fortunate to have the co-operation of numerous boards and depart- 
ments which in various ways assist the Building Department. 

I would also like to thank the many individuals who have offered their kind per- 
sonal support over the past several months. 

The following is a break down of the Building Departments activity for 1998: 



Estimated Cost of Construction 

Building Fees Collected 

Certificates of Inspection 

Zoning- By Laws & Zoning Maps 

Copies for Public 

Occupancy Permits 

Topographical Maps 

Plumbing Permits Fees Collected 

Plumbing Inspector paid for inspections 

Gas Permit's Fees Collected 

Gas Inspector paid for inspections 



Respectfully submitted, 

Robert M. Egar 
Building Inspector 
Zoning Officer 



177 





Permits Issued 


$13,506,626. 


387 


88,668. 




705. 


15 


601. 




30. 




650. 


26 


8. 


1 


9,439. 


170 


3,525. 




3,517. 


118 


1,710. 





BOARD OF HEALTH 

Board membership changed in April following the election of Stephen Bobo was 
elected. He replaced Thomas Cook who chose not to seek re-election. The Board reor- 
ganized with Alix P. White continuing as chairwoman and Kevin M. Ulmer, Ph.D., as 
clerk. Joseph A. Godzik, V.M.D., continued as Health Agent and Tara Tradd succeeded 
Deborah Protulis as administrative secretary in October. The Board reorganized again in 
June with Kevin Ulmer, Ph.D., as chairman and Stephen Bobo as clerk. 

Wastewater management continued to occupy much of the Board's time. When 
the proposed regulations for managing on-site wastewater systems under the second 
Amendment Judgment with the Commonwealth were presented to the residents in the two 
priority districts, they considered the proposal unfair and sought to rectify the matter. 
Through their efforts, the Town agreed to sewer the Lily Pond district and undertake a 
water quality study of Little Harbor to determine the best methods of wastewater man- 
agement in the Little Harbor area. Proposals for the study have been received and a con- 
tract for the work will be let in January, 1999. 

On-site wastewater disposal systems continued to fail Title 5 inspection at a high 
rate. Because of poor site conditions, about fifty innovative/alternative (IA) septic sys- 
tems have been installed or approved during the last three years. Cohasset probably has 
more IA septic systems than any other city or town in Massachusetts. 

The Cohasset Heights Landfill (CHL) closed in July. The final count in CHL's 
appeal of the Board's denial of CHL's request for expansion was upheld by the Superior 
Court. Since CHL had no more space for waste disposal, they closed the facility. The 
Town then entered into negotiations with CHL to dispose of the outstanding law suits 
between the parties and to agree to certain closure and post closure activities, which would 
provide protection for the Town's water supply and other sensitive areas. These negotia- 
tions are still ongoing. 

The Cedar Street Landfill still requires some work before the Department of 
Environmental Protection (DEP) will issue its final certification. An approved 
Environmental Monitoring Plan must be completed and an outstanding wetlands issue 
must be resolved. The Board has been working with the Conservation Commission in an 
effort to restore any wetland degradation. Restoration standards were requested from the 
Department of Environmental Protection, but as yet no response has been received. 

The Board has initiated "Health Notes", a column in the Cohasset Mariner 
which deals with current issues before the Board. It is part of the health promotion func- 
tion of the Board. 

A warrant article will be proposed for the 1999 Annual Town Meeting which will 
deal with hazardous waste spill protection within the Lily Pond Watershed, but focusing 
especially on Route 3A. Presently, a hazardous materials spill on Route 3A would reach 



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Lily Pond within minutes, making it virtually impossible for the Fire Department to take 
appropriate containment measures in that time. Creation of a detention structure within 
Peppermint Brook would permit a longer response time for the establishment of contain- 
ment measures. 

The Board received the following revenues during 1998: 

Private Landfill Tipping Fees: $51,204.61 

Licenses and Permits: $21,375.00 

Witnessing Percolation Testing: $ 9,185.00 

Disposal System Construction Permit: $ 9,425.00 

Other: $ 300.56 

Respectfully submitted, 

Kevin M. Ulmer, Ph.D., Chairman 
Stephen Bobo, Clerk 
Alix P. White 



METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COUNCIL 

MAPC is the regional planning agency that serves 101 communities in the metropolitan 
Boston area. It was created by an act of the state legislature in 1963 and has been serv- 
ing its communities since that time. The Council is composed of one representative from 
each of the 101 communities appointed by the Chief Elected. Officials (CEOs) of each of 
these cities and towns. In addition there are 21 gubernatorial appointees and 14 agency 
(such as the DEM, Mass Port and MBTA) appointees on the Council. The 25 member 
elected Executive Committee meets 11 times a year. The full council meets three times a 
year. Meetings are held at various localities throughout the region. 

In order to serve its communities better, MAPC has organized eight subregions. These 
groups are composed of representatives from the member communities and a MAPC staff 
planner. The groups meet on a regular basis to discuss and work on issues of subregion- 
al concern. 

Cohasset is a member of the South Shore Coalition subregion. Over the past year this 
group of eleven towns hosted a legislative breakfast to discuss planning issues of concern 
with state legislators. The group also looked at the conflicts between land use and zoning 
in the area and had the MAPC staff produce a map that shows the situation. 

MAPC did a study for nine of the towns on nonpoint source pollution. The 1 87 page 
study, "South Shore Nonpoint Source Management Plan" was funded by an 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant that was allocated through Mass 



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Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) under the Clean Water Act. M APC wrote 
the grant application on behalf of the towns. 

Additionally, a Mass Bays staff member (part of the MAPC team) participated with the 
EOEA basin teams, served on the Greenbush Wetlands Mitigation Committee, worked on 
Project Impact, and is part of the South River Initiative. 

On the region wide scale the agency is involved with so many programs and issues that it 
is not possible to mention them all. However, among the most active initiatives for 1998 
were the following four: 

Build-Out Analysis 

The agency developed and refined its methodology this past year as it worked on build 
out reports for 12 communities. 

Master Plans 

The agency worked with a record number of communities on local master plan studies. 

Innovative Project Awards 

The agency received two new types of major grants from federal organizations - a 
'Welfare to Work' grant funded by the US Department of Labor and an Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) grant to look at sustainable taxation policies. 

Major Multi-Organization Collaborations 

The agency worked closely with other Regional Planning Agencies (RPAs), citizens, leg- 
islators, business community members, and non-profits on such projects as Southeastern 
Massachusetts Vision 2020; The 1-495 Technology Corridor Initiative/Campaign for 
Shared Solutions; and several separate Essex County initiatives that included working 
with the Essex County Selectmen's Association, Salem State College, and the municipal 
administrators joint service effort. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Dean Rizzo, 

Cohasset MAPC Representative 



PLANNING BOARD 

The Cohasset Planning Board, under the authority granted it by Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 40A, Chapter 41, and the Cohasset Zoning Bylaws, fulfilled the following 
responsibilities in 1998: 



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• Held twenty-one meetings. 

• Reviewed for recommendation thirty-four Zoning Board of Appeals' applications. 

• Reviewed and approved twelve subdivisions not requiring approval (Form-A' s). 

• Reviewed and approved two site plans. 

• Zoning amendments were accepted under Articles 20, 27, 36, and 37. 

• The Board continued monitoring approved cluster developments, subdivisions, and site 
plans already under construction. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Alfred S. Moore Jr., Chairman 
William J. Good, Vice-Chairman 
Terry J. Atherton, Clerk 
John F. O'Toole 
Robert H. Sturdy 



PLYMOUTH COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL PROTECT 

The Commissioners of the Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project are pleased to sub- 
mit the following report of our activities during 1998. 

The Project is a special district created by the State Legislature in 1957, and is now com- 
posed of 25 Plymouth County towns, the City of Brockton, and the Town of Cohasset in 
Norfolk County. The Project is a regional response to a regional problem and provides a 
way of organizing specialized equipment, specially trained employees, and mosquito con- 
trol professionals into a single agency with a broad geographical area of responsibility. 

The 1998 season began with an above normal water table which produced large numbers 
of spring brood mosquitoes throughout the County. Efforts were directed at larval 
mosquitoes starting with the spring brood. Ground larviciding was accomplished using 
B.t.L, an environmentally selective bacterial agent. Upon emergence of the spring brood 
of adult mosquitoes, ultra-low volume adulticiding began. The Project responded to a 
record number of residential complaints during the summer. All sprayers and trucks per- 
formed well with little time lost to breakdowns. 

Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus was first isolated from Culiseta melanura, a bird biting 
species, by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health from collections in Lakeville 
on September 21, 1998. Of the season's total of seven EEE isolates, five were from 
Plymouth County as follows: Kingston (9/27), Halifax (9/27) (2), Carver (9/27) and 



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Lakeville (9/21). Based on guidelines defined by the "Vector Control Plan to prevent 
EEE" in Massachusetts, Southeastern Massachusetts will be at a "low level of EEE risk" 
beginning the 1999 season. The recurring problem of EEE continues to ensure coopera- 
tion between this Project and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 

The figures specific to the Town of Cohasset are given below. While mosquitoes do not 
respect town lines the information given below does provide a tally of the activities which 
have had the greatest impact on the health and comfort of Cohasset residents. 

Insecticide Application. 1,308 acres were treated using truck mounted sprayers for control 
of adult mosquitoes. More than one application was made to the same site if mosquitoes 
reinvaded the area. The first treatments were made in May and the last in September. 

Our greatest effort has been targeted at mosquitoes in the larval stage, which can be found 
in woodland pools, swamps, marshes and other standing water areas. Inspectors continu- 
ally gather data on these sites and treat with highly specific larvicides when immature 
mosquitoes are present. Last year a total of 60 inspections were made to 80 catalogued 
breeding sites. 

Finally, we have been tracking complaint response time, that is the time between notice 
of a mosquito problem and response by one of our inspectors. The complaint response 
time in the Town of Cohasset was less than two days with more than 237 complaints 
answered. 

Mosquito Survey. A systematic sampling for the mosquitoes in Cohasset indicates that 
Uranotaenia sapphirina as as the most abundant species. Other important species col- 
lected included Coquillettidia perturb ans and Culiseta melanura. 

We encourage citizens or municipal officials to call our office for information about 
mosquitoes, mosquito-borne diseases, control practices, or any other matters of concern. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Kenneth W. Ludlam, Ph.D. 
Superintendent 

Commissioners: 

Carolyn Brennan, Chairman 

Robert A. Thorndike, Vice Chairman 

Leighton F. Peck, Jr., Secretary 

William J. Mara 

Michael J. Pieroni 



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RECYCLING COMMITTEE 

The Recycling Committee has had a busy year with new improvements imple- 
mented to help overall recycling. 

Our percentage of trash to recycling has improved slightly, but is still a long way 
from the state goals. 

Prices for recyclables has declined steadily during the year and presently the 
Town is paying to remove such items as steel, newspaper, paint and oil. Despite this cost 
increase, we are well below the cost of sending these items to Semass to be burned to 
make energy. 

With the purchase of a tractor and flatbed trailer, we have been able to obtain a 
good return on our baled corrugated and plastic. 

Hazardous Waste Day was again conducted by the Recycling Committee. 
Despite a wet day that caused us to move into the new D.RW. Garage, the event was very 
successful and helped remove considerable hazardous material from Town. 

A lottery was held this past fall (a state grant requirement) and there were two 
winners of our compost bins. 

We thank the townspeople for their continuing effort to help recycle effectively. 
Our Town employees are willing to help at all times to assist you in recycling. 

We obtained a state grant for our outstanding recycling efforts. This grant 
required the usual paperworkand for that we wish to thank the D.RW. Clerk. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr., Chairman 

Merle S. Brown 

David Bigley 

Eunice L. Brownell 

John K. McNabb,, Jr. 

Glen A. Tracy 

Melvin Waldfogel 

Peter G. Whittemore 

Mary Earon 

Luther S. Leighton 

Alix P. White 



SOUTH SHORE RECYCLING COOPERATIVE 

(SOUTH SHORE REGIONAL REFUSE DISPOSAL PLANNING BOARD) 

During 1998, the fourteen member towns of the South Shore Regional Refuse Disposal 
Planning Board ("the Board") started the process to form their successor organization, the 
South Shore Recycling Cooperative ("the SSRC"). Members of the Board are: Abington, 
Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, 
Plymouth, Rockland, Scituate, and Weymouth. 



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In 1998, the Board of Selectmen appointed Selectman Merle S. Brown and John K. 
McNabb, Jr. to the SSRC. McNabb has been the Town's only representative to the Board 
since 1994, when he was first appointed. Brown and McNabb are also members of the 
Town's Recycling Committee. 

The purpose of the Board was to determine whether the member Towns wanted to form a 
Solid Waste District, which would have the power of taxation and eminent domain over 
member towns. After almost ten years of study, and after trying out some regional solid 
waste pilot programs, the Board has recommended against forming a District, which 
would have authority over the member towns, and in favor of the Cooperative, which 
could act only by cooperative agreement of the member towns. 

The Board, through these pilot programs, has shown some success in its approach for 
regional solid waste sendees. These pilot programs have included: 

1 . The Board's regional Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program, which has saved 
money and streamlined the management of these annual events. 

2. Through reciprocity, residents of one member town have been able to attend a HHW 
event in another member town, thus partially regionalizing this service. 

3. Regional lease of a tub grinder, which allowed more economical wood chipping by 
member towns DPWs. 

4. Regional collection centers, in Cohasset and Plymouth, for fluorescent bulbs and 
other mercury-bearing substances. 

5. The services of the Solid Waste Planner employed by the Board, who has helped 
forge cooperative arrangements between member towns for solid waste management. 

The Cooperative is being formed through the adoption by member towns, first, of an 
Intermunicipal Agreement ("IMA") and, finally, by acceptance of the provisions of spe- 
cial legislation, Section 419 of Chapter 194 of the Acts of 1998. We thank Sen. Hedlund 
for sponsoring this legislation, and Rep. Mary Jeanette Murray for co-sponsoring it. So 
far, ten member towns have adopted the IMA and two (Cohasset and Marshfield) have 
accepted the special legislation. We expect that the rest of the towns who want to join the 
SSRC will vote to adopt the IMA and the Special Legislation at their 1999 Annual Town 
Meetings. 

Under the IMA, the SSRC is authorized to. 

a) Conduct regional solid waste procurements for members; 

b) Prepare, advertise, and award regional contracts for recycling services; 

c) Develop and implement regional public education programs; 

d) Develop grant proposals to assist members to obtain state recycling grants; 

e) Make recommendations and provide technical assistance to member towns; 

f) Recommend policies to members on solid waste management and recycling. 

g) Assist members to establish, where appropriate, facilities such as transfer 
stations, materials recycling facilities, collection centers, permanent household 
hazardous waste collection centers, or other solid waste facilities dispose of 
general refuseas well as getting better deals for collection and sale of 
recyclable materials from member towns. Through such efforts, the SSRC has 



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the promise to save money for member towns, through helping them divert more 
recyclables from disposal, and by potentially finding better deals for disposal of 
municipal solid waste. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Merle Brown, SSRC Representative 
John K. McNabb, Jr., SSRC Representative, 
Representative to the South Shore Regional 
Refuse Disposal Planning Board. 



WATER RESOURCES PROTECTION COMMITTEE 

During 1998, the Water Resources Protection Committee continued its efforts, pursuant to 
the mandate of Town under Article 46 of the 1994 Annual Town Meeting, to investigate 
potential sources of pollution of our sources of -public water supply, review the 1986 
Camp Dresser McKee Water Resources Management Plan, study feasible means of 
regional watershed protection, and to present reports to Town Meeting. 

This Committee consists of five citizens appointed by the Board of Selectmen, and one 
ex-officio representative each from the Drainage Advisory Committee, Conservation 
Commission, Board of Health, Planning Board, and Water Commission. 

ZONING MAP. At the 1998 Town Meeting, the Committee was successful in passing a 
Warrant Article to reprint the Town Zoning Map, which has not been reprinted since 1986, 
to show the boundaries of the Water Resource District. This will increase the visibility of 
the Water Resource District and help in its enforcement. 

SOUTH SHORE WATER SUPPLY ADVISORY COMMITTEE. The work of this 
Committee culminated in the July 1998 release of its report, South Shore Noapoint Source 
Management Plan. Two members of the Water Resource Protection Committee, John 
McNabb and John Bryant, were appointed in 1996 by the Board of Selectmen to the South 
Shore Water Supply Advisory Committee. This Committee was established by the 
Metropolitan Area Planning Council to help MAPC develop a South Shore Nonpoint 
Source Management Plan. We were successful in getting the MAPC to include the Aaron 
River Reservoir Watershed as one of three sub-basins in the area for a detailed watershed 
assessment and stormwater modeling study, which will help in providing better under- 
standing of that watershed. 

ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS STUDY. The Army Corps of Engineers has com- 
pleted its water quality study of our watershed areas, pursuant to a $10, 000 grant secured 
by the Committee in 1996. Preliminary findings of the study have indicated detectable 
levels of lead downstream from Cohasset Heights landfill Mich may merit further study. 
This report took surface water samples in many locations around Lily Pond and the Aaron 



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River Reservoir and near Sanctuary Pond, close to the Sohier Street wellfields. The final 
report had not been issued at the time of the submittal of this report. 

COHASSET HEIGHTS LTD. LANDFILL. The Water Commission commissioned 
Norfolk Environmental to study the potential contamination of the Lily Pond watershed 
by CHL. Norfolk, in a report released October-8, concluded that contaminants from CHL 
have migrated about one-quarter mile from the landfill, to wells 8/8A and wells 7/7A, that 
new wells should be installed to detect whether contamination has migrated further, and 
that further studies would be needed to fully characterize the pattern of groundwater flow 
from the landfill. Norfolk also confirmed the existence of two northsouth trending 
bedrock fractures which could allow contaminated leachate from CHL to drain toward 
Brass Kettle Brook, a tributary to Lily Pond. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

John K. McNabb, Jr., (Water Commission), ( ex officio ). Chairman 

Mark B. Bell, Vice Chairman 

James C. Kinch 

John K. Bryant (Conservation Commission) ( ex officio ) 

John B. Chapman (Drainage Advisory Committee) ( ex officio ) 

Thomas, C. Cook (Board of Health) ( ex officio ) 



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PUBLIC SAFETY 

ANIMAL CONTROL 

The Animal Control Department has been through a year of transition during 1998. Over 
a twelve month period, three individuals have filled the position of Animal Control 
Officer. This made it difficult to establish any long term goals, develop programs, or gen- 
erate any viable statistics. 

1999 promises to be a year in which we can predict many exciting changes, and project 
some well defined goals for the future. As the new Animal Control Officer, I would like 
to redefine the role of the Animal Control Department in a supportive community. 

Animal Control is a multi-faceted operation dealing with Public Health, Public Safety, and 
Animal Protection. I would like to establish public awareness of these aspects, creating 
programs that will address the needs of the community in dealing with these issues. 
Hopefully, we can enter the 21st century with a full service department able to meet the 
needs of both the human and animal population of the Town with great success. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Paul W. Murphy 
Animal Control Officer 



EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 

1998 was an uneventful year for serious emergencies. Coastal hurricanes failed again to 
make it to New England. Ice storms to the north spared us from any extensive damage. 

Emergency shelters were reviewed, but no mobilization was needed. 

A four year review and update of the Town's emergency manual is in the process of review 
and update as 1998 comes to a close. 

Thanks to all Town employees and emergency volunteers for their continuing support of 
our emergency response program. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 
Emergency Manager 



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FIRE DEPARTMENT 

I hereby submit the Annual Report of the Cohasset Fire Department for the year ending 
December 31, 1998. 

A Statistical Analysis of the Department Responses for the year is as follows: 

Building/Structure 26 

Brush/Outdoor Fires 35 

Motor Vehicle Accidents 95 

Motor Vehicle Fires 2 

Medical Emergencies 640 

Investigation 401 

Inspection 457 

Assistance 48 

Miscellaneous 194 

Total 1,898 

Medical Responses: 

Total Incidents 735 

Number of persons transported 430 

Mutual Aid Rendered 172 

Mutual Aid Received 55 

Mutual Aid with other Towns, for Fires: 

Rendered 30 

Received 37 

The Fire Department is currently operating with the following equipment: 

Engine 1 - 1994 Pierce 1,750 G.P.M. Pumping Engine 
Engine 2 - 1987 Pierce - 1,250 G.P.M. Pumping Engine 
Engine 3 - 1979 Duplex - 1,250 G.P.M. Pumping Engine 
Ladder 1 - 1978 Seagrave - 100 ft. Aerial Ladder Truck 
Forest 1 - 1982 Ford - 4 wheel drive - 100 G.P.M. pump 
Rescue 3 -1993 International Ambulance 
Car 20 - 1995 Ford - 4 wheel drive - Chief's Vehicle 
Rescue Craft - 1993 Avon - 14ft./trailer 



FIRE PREVENTION 
In October, the Fire Department was awarded a $3,468 Student Awareness of Fire 
Education (S.A.F.E.) Grant. The purpose of the S.A.F.E. Program is to educate students 
about the fire and health hazards of smoking-related materials. The S.A.F.E. Grant appli- 
cation was a joint effort between the Fire Department, School Department and Health 
Agent. 



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REVENUE RECEIVED 

The following revenue was collected by the Fire Department and turned over to the Town 
Treasurer between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 1998: 

AMBULANCE $132,119.10 

NON-AMBULANCE $4,500.00 

TOTAL $136,619.10 

In conclusion, I would like to extend to the citizens of Cohasset, the Board of Selectmen, 
the Town Manager the heads and members of the Town departments and committees, my 
sincere thanks and appreciation for their assistance. 

To the Officers, Firefighters and Ambulance Billing Administrator of the Department for 
their dedication and performance of duties, my sincere thanks and appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Roger W. Lincoln, Chief 



HARBOR MASTER 

The boating season of 1998 was safe, with no loss of life or property. It was a 
busy year with the preparation of the Federal dredging project of the harbor which start- 
ed with the removal of the moorings on September 1st and the arrival of the dredging 
equipment on September 7, 1998. The harbor was very busy with two tugboats, the "Capt. 
Tom" and the "Mr. Bucky," tied to a dock in the Harbor, as well as the mooring barge and 
two scows. The first load of sand went to sea on September 16 where it was brought to 
the dump site fourteen miles offshore. 

The project has made the channel deep and very wide, which should aid in the 
traversing of the channel at low tide. Unfortunately, the dredging company, Burnham 
Associates, had mechanical problems at the beginning of the project which has caused 
unforseen delays and setbacks. With the onset of late fall and winter came windy days 
which did not allow the tugboats to go to sea with the filled scows. Even though we had 
beautiful days with mild temperatures, work had to stop until the scows could be dumped. 

ACTIVITY DURING 1998 

Boats Towed 46 Boats Pumped 23 Accidents 1 

Capsized Boats 12 Medical Aid 4 Boats Aground 22 

Respectfully submitted 

John H. Winters III, 
Harbor Master 



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POLICE DEPARTMENT 



UNIFORM CRIME-REPORT 


1998 STATISTICS 




Offense 




Reported 




Rape 




2 




Assaults 




16 




Breaking and Enterings 




16 




B&E or Larceny from M/V 




5 




Larceny 




89 




Larceny of M/V 




4 




Vandalism 




123 




Criminal Complaints Sought 




162 




Motor Vehicle Accidents Investigated 




135 




Motor Vehicle Citations Issued 




2180 




Parking Tickets Issued 




941 




Residential & Business Alarms answered 




510 




Stolen MN's Recovered 




2 




Official Complaints Received 




7895 




Department Vehicles-Patrol Mileage 


: 


168598 




Special Details 




952 




Bicycle Patrol hours 




958 




Bicycles registered 




12 




9-1-1 Calls Received 




1374 




Domestic Violence Cases Investigated 




32 




FID Cards Issued 




18 




LTC Issued/Renewed 




46 




RECORD OF ARRESTS 1998 




Offense 


Male 


Female 


Rape 


2 






Assault & Battery 


9 






Assault & Battery on Police Officer 


3 






Breaking and Entering 


1 






By-Law Violation 


1 






Disorderly Person 


2 






Receiving Stolen Property 


1 






Minors in Possession Liquor 


15 






Motor Vehicle Violations 


27 




4 


Operating Under Influence Alcohol 


22 




3 


Protective Custody 


20 




6 


Trespassing 


1 






Violation of Drug Laws 


12 




2 


Violation of Domestic Abuse Order 


2 







190 



Warrants 34 17 

Uttering False Prescription 1 

Military Desertion 1 

Malicious Destruction Property 1 

Shoplifting 2 2 

Failure to Register as Sex Offender 1 



'o- 1 



158 34 



TOTAL ARRESTS 192 



FEES RETURNED TO GENERAL FUND 


Court fines & assessments 


$49,365.00 


Parking Violations 


18,635.00 


Paid Detail Surcharge 


7,271.93 


License Fees 


934.00 


Requests for Police Reports 


892.00 


False alarms/billing 


2,253.00 


TOTAL 


$79,350.93 



Respectfully submitted, 

Brian W. Noonan, 
Chief of Police 

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS 

1998 was a busy and productive year for the Communications Department, although not 
without sadness. Dispatcher Lee Andrews passed away suddenly on May 31, 1998, leav- 
ing a hole in our hearts and an empty seat at the console. Kathy McGuire stepped up to 
fill the seat, not an easy task. 

The Town registered 7895 dispatched calls for service. We handled 1374 E911 calls rang- 
ing from fires and medical emergencies to domestic disturbances and B&E's. Cohasset is 
the overflow answering point for Scituate and Hull; these calls are in addition to the 1374 
received for service in Cohasset. The annual E911 database saw the addition of Rose Hill 
Lane and Sanctuary Pond Road. 

Training for Communications officials included CPR, First Responder, Matron and 
Emergency Medical Dispatch. I would like to congratulate Pat Douglas and Tom Wigmore 
for their perfect year of attendance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

David J. Weeks 
Communications Supervisor 



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TRAFFIC STUDY COMMITTEE 

The Traffic Study Committee was formed this year at the request of the Chief of Police. 
There are five members on the committee. The charge of the committee is to look into all 
citizens' requests for stop signs, parking signs, and any other types of traffic problems or 
conditions that are presented to the committee. 

The big project this year was to update the Traffic Rules and Orders, originally instituted 
in 1946. There were some interesting items that were in the original Rules and Orders such 
as "Coasting Zones". This enabled the Selectmen to shut down certain streets during the 
winter for coasting when conditions where suitable. 

Other interesting items related to 'No Parking" areas. For example, "No Parking on 
Margin Street from Margin Court to the property of William C. Cox or Sohier Street from 
the property of Josiah Wheelwright". Another, "Margin Street, northeasterly side from 
Atlantic Avenue near Rice property to the end of said street at property of Brown". This 
next one had us stumped for a while: "No Parking South Main Street northeasterly side, 
in front of Historical Society property, George H. Mealy Square". This is one we really 
liked :"No Parking Elm Street, westerly side (in front of Bufalo's or Harbor Liquor Store 
and Grassie's Market) from Summer Street to premises owned by Salvador, formerly con- 
ducted as Polly's Sea Grille". This one brought back old memories for some of us: "No 
Parking Elm Street, southerly side from South Main Street to property of Tanger." 
(Charlie Tanger was a barber in the little building next to the bank). There were many oth- 
ers, but these will give you an idea of how out-dated the Traffic Rules and Orders were. 

This past year we also reviewed and acted on new Four- Way stops at King and Pond 
Streets and Beechwood and Doane Streets. We added "No Parking" signs to various parts 
of town and reviewed other areas of concern. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Heidi Salerno 

Franklin P. Liberty 

Clifton B. Jones 

Richard Yocum, Safety Officer 

Merle S. Brown 

Michael P. Barry 



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PUBLIC WORKS 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

1998 marked the first fall vear of the D.P.W. working out of the new D.P.W. Building. By 
having all employees and equipment operating out of one location, we have already seen 
substantial time savings for the projects we had to accomplish. These projects include: 

• Planning and construction of drainage on Atlantic Avenue and Beechwood 
Street. 

• Moved floats from Cohasset Harbor in preparation of dredging. 

• Planted burning bushes at Beechwood Cemetery. 

• Constructed four-way intersections on Beechwood Street, King Street and 
North Main Street. 

• Prepared five private ways for acceptance as public ways. 

• Moved steel building from Hagerty property to D.P.W. site to be used for 
storage. 

• Planned for and oversaw sandblasting and painting of Cunningham Bridge. 

During 1998 we also continued our annual basin cleaning, street sweeping, fence repairs, 
roadside mowing and tree trimming, vehicle and equipment maintenance. There were thir- 
ty-four internments at various Town cemeteries. 

Although snowfall was limited, icy roads kept the sanding trucks out during the beginning 
and the end of 1998. 

The purchase of a tractor trailer for the purpose of hauling our plastic and corrugated 
materials has saved the hauling costs for the Town which will continue for years to come. 

Chapter 90 provided funding for the resurfacing of Elm Court, Joy Place, Hammond 
Avenue, Hugh Strain Road, Brewster Road, Wood Way, Ledgewood Drive, Ledge Way 
and Government Island. Private way money and D.P.W. manpower was used to resurface 
Windsor Road, Whitehead Road and a section of Westgate Lane. Hobart Lane was grad- 
ed patched. 

I would like to thank the D.P.W. employees and all other Town departments for their help 
and our Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen for their continued support. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Harold W Litchfield 
D.P.W. Superintendent 



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GOVERNMENT ISLAND STUDY COMMITTEE 
ANNUAL REPORT - 1998 

Government Island, Gulf Island, Doanes Island are all the same scenic historic spot. 
Cohasset's jewel is Cohasset's "Diamond In The Rough". Cohasset bought it in 1946 for 
$29,000 from the U. S. Government. A steal now, our forefathers didn't think so then, but 
in their wisdom made the purchase. 

During 1998 The Government Island Study Committee recommended the following 
improvements which have been completed: 

1 . Repair and repave the parking and loading area abutting the dock. 

2. Enlarging and repaving the roadway from Border Street to the Sailing Club 
turnaround. 

3. General maintenance of the Templates. (The posts and chains and the bell also were 
done at this time.) 

4. The Ed Young Parking Lot has been enlarged at its southern edge to add much need 
ed spaces. (This parking lot is available to Cohasset residents and may be use by 
attendees at functions in the Lightkeepers hall.) 

The above improvements were long overdue and were done by Harold Litchfield and his 
crew from the DPW. 

The Committee has also been involved with the following projects and discussions: 

A. Progress has been made on the inside of the Replica with the installation of the over- 
head windbrace. This completion makes way for the installation of one of the original 
Fresnel Lens used in Minot's Light (partial lens only). This partial lens has been lent 
to Cohasset by the Coast Guard. 

B. Continued discussions have taken place with the Sailing Club regarding the storage 
of their floats and boats on the Island. 

C. Discussions relating to the integration of the Hagerty Property with Government 
Island continue. 

D. Discussions regarding the general conditions and usage of the Island are ongoing, 
such as Beacon Rock and other parts of the Island. 

E. Richard Barrow and Hamilton Tewksbury have been re-appointed for another term. 

We are a seven member committee (appointed Volunteers) who make recommendations 
to the Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen as to actions to be taken and improve- 
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As mentioned earlier, Cohasset has a "Diamond In The Rough" right here. It's yours - use 
it - enjoy it - study it - walk it. Visit the area yourself and with your friends. Absorb the 
history that is right here, "In Your Own Backyard". It's beautiful and simple in its natural 
state. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Constance M. Afshar 

Noel A. Ripley 

Richard P. Barrow 

Peter G. Whitman 

Robert M. Davenport 

John H. Winters III, Harbor Master. 



SEWER COMMISSION 

The Sewer Commissioners continued to make substantial progress in 1998 under difficult 
conditions as summarized below. 

As noted in the 1997 Report, two separate rounds of bids on the North Cohasset project 
came in very substantially over budget (by $2.7 million dollars, roughly 40% over the 
engineer's projection). Early in 1998, the Commissioners arrived at the conclusion that 
further bidding would not reduce the prices and that the contracts for various parts of the 
project should be awarded. At this point, the Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen 
asserted that they had the power to award and cancel sewer contracts. They did not can- 
cel the contract which had been awarded for the mains in the streets but did cancel one of 
the other contracts which had the effect of canceling all of the other pending contracts. 
The Sewer Commission objected to this, but the contractor, under pressure, accepted the 
cancellation. As a result of this action by the Town Manager and the Selectmen, the Sewer 
Commissioners then requested the Town Manager and Selectmen to authorize them to 
obtain a second legal opinion on this matter, but they refused. Consequently, the Sewer 
Commissioners, are seeking an independent judgment in Norfolk Superior Court. As of 
this writing, this judgment is still pending. 

In any case, the North Cohasset project eventually proceeded, with final approval for the 
remaining work voted at the October 25, 1998, Special Town Meeting. A subsequent 
Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion vote was approved in a special election on December 5, 
1998. This provided for 50/50 sharing of the cost between the taxpayers and those who 
will be benefited by the new sewers. All of the work for the North Cohasset Sewer District 
is now under contact. 

The expansion of the Central Cohasset Sewer District is proceeding smoothly. Phase One, 
which provides sewer service for the Deer Hill School and the New Osgood School to the 
Town's Wastewater Treatment Plant ("WWTP"), is complete except for the resurfacing of 
Pleasant Street, Cushing Road, and Spring Street which will be done in the spring of 1999. 



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What is by far the major portion of the Central Cohasset expansion will go out to bid by 
mid January 1999 with award expected by late March 1999. 

The Town's WWTP is operated and maintained by Professional Services Group, Inc. 
Their job performance has been outstanding in all respects. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Edward M. Guild, Chairman 
Henry A. Rattenbury 
R. Gary Vanderweil 



BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 

In 1998, Commissioner Robert A. Kasameyer was reelected to the Board of Water 
Commissioners, and was re-elected Chairman. Commissioner John McNabb was elected 
Vice-Chairman, and Commissioner Richard Muncey was elected Clerk. 

After a competitive bidding process, American Anglian was selected as the contract ser- 
vice operator of the Cohasset Water Department for a three-year contract, with the sole 
option of the Town to renew for up to two additional three-year terms. Anglian replaced 
Cohasset Water Services, which provided contract operation services for the previous 
three years. 

Cohasset Water Department's distribution system, which provides water for domestic con- 
sumption and fire protection for about 90% of the residents of Cohasset, encompasses 
approximately 36 miles of water mains, 2,350 service connections, and 295 hydrants. 
During calendar year 1998, a total of approximately 237,002,000 gallons of water were 
produced and pumped to the distribution system. 

Our fiscal position is sound. Fiscal year 1999 began on July 1 with the final repayment by 
the Water Commission of the loan from the Town, making the Water Department entirely 
self-supporting from water rates and user charges. This has been a major goal of the Water 
Commission for a number of years. Significant activities of the Water Department in cal- 
endar year 1998 in water quality, water system improvements, wellfields, watershed pro- 
tection, and plant operations are summarized below. 

A total of 26 water main breaks and 15 service leaks were repaired during 1998. Leaks 
and breaks were repaired on Jerusalem Road, North Main Street, South Main Street, 
Buttonwood Lane, Atlantic Avenue, Summer Street, Sheldon Road, Margin Street, and 
Deep Run. 



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Installation of sewers caused a series of water main breaks in Cushing Road, Pleasant 
Street, and in the Linden Drive area, including Stoneleigh Lane and Rustic Drive. 
Following four days in a row of main breaks in Linden Drive, which shut down water ser- 
vice for the entire street, the Water Commission requested that the work be halted until a 
way could be found to continue the work without impairing water service. The Water 
Commission held a public meeting for Linden Drive residents to discuss the problem and 
the proposed solution. The Water Commission cooperated with the Sewer Commission to 
install a temporary bypass from the end of Rustic Drive to Forest Ave. and to install three 
new gates in Linden Drive, to allow the Water Department to isolate any areas of a main 
break so the rest of the street could continue to get water while the break was being 
repaired. A new hydrant was also installed in Linden Drive. 

WATER QUALITY. In August 1998 the Massachusetts Department of Environmental 
Protection (DEP) conducted a Comprehensive Performance Evaluation (CPE) of the 
Water Treatment Plant, which found that "the Cohasset water treatment Plant is currently 
operating at near optimum performance." In the CPE, DEP identified four Performance 
Limiting Factors which need to be addressed: (1) the need for a second water tank to allow 
the department to conduct an annual flushing program; (2) equipment age in the 10-year 
old plant showed the need for equipment replacement; (3) clogging of the intake structure 
with weeds; and (4) high nutrient loading in Lily Pond. They also recommended we con- 
sider increasing the size and depth of the sedimentation basins, and adding chlorination in 
the clear well. 

WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS. In 1998, major improvements to the distribu- 
tion system were made as part of our continuing 10-year system rehabilitation plan sup- 
ported by Tutela Engineering, Inc. These improvements will help increase flow and 
improve water quality throughout the system. We completed the cleaning and lining of 
segments of Atlantic Ave, and Jerusalem Road, and completed the cleaning and lining of 
Pleasant Street. In addition to these planned improvements, in cooperation with the 
School Department, we installed a water main to connect Pleasant Street and Sohier 
Street, which will provide substantial benefits in increased water flow by completing a 
large loop in the distribution system. This work included the installation of two new 
hydrants, five replacement hydrants on Jerusalem Road and one replacement hydrant on 
Atlantic Avenue. 

During 1998, the Water Commissioners continued working on siting the second water 
tank on Scituate Hill, following a vote at the April 5, 1998 Town Meeting which defeated 
a proposed amendment to the Zoning Bylaws which would have facilitated construction 
of the tank on Bear Hill. This second tank is essential to provide adequate fire reserve in 
the Town at all times and to provide redundancy in the system. With the second tank, the 
Water Department will be able to clean and inspect the existing water tank and then to 
begin a Town-wide water flushing program to improve water quality. At the Town 
Meeting, the Town also authorized another $200,000 to cover the anticipated additional 
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At the October 26, 1998, Special Town Meeting, the Town voted to authorize the expen- 
diture of $460,000 for further improvements to the Water Department, including replac- 
ing undersized water mains on Cushing Road, Spring Street, Smith Place, Norman Todd 
Road, and Doane Street, replacing the emergency generator, and making improvements to 
the water treatment plantincluding rebuilding high-lift and low-lift pumps. The funds used 
were originally intended for the debt service for the second water tank, but were available 
because of the delay in construction of the tank. In 1999, we expect to complete these pro- 
jects, as well as replacing undersized water mains on Ripley Road and a portion of Spring 
Street. 

WELLFIELDS. The Water Commission hired a contractor, Layne and Christensen, to 
investigate the status of the Ellms Meadow and Sohier Street wellfields in order to ascer- 
tain the feasibility and cost of returning the wells to active service. While the restoration 
of the Sohier Street Wellfield is complicated because of its proximity to the railroad right- 
of-way and the prospect that the Greenbush rail line may be restored, the Ellms Meadow 
wellfield does not face such complications. 

WATERSHED PROTECTION. The Commission hired Norfolk Environmental to con- 
duct a study of the effects of the Cohasset Heights Ltd. (CHL) landfill on the Lily Pond 
Watershed. In this report, released in October, Norfolk concluded that contamination from 
CHL had migrated at least one-quarter mile downstream from CHL toward Lily Pond, at 
Wells 7/7 A and 8/8A on Boulder Lane, confirmed the existence of two water-bearing 
bedrock fractures that may be carrying contaminated landfill leachate from CHL toward 
Lily Pond, and that the effects of CHL on the watershed had not been adequately deter- 
mined by past environmental studies. Norfolk recommended that CHL be required to pre- 
pare a comprehensive leachate management plan and to study the mounding effect of the 
landfill on groundwater flows, and that additional groundwater monitoring wells be 
installed in the fracture and in locations south of Boulder Lane to serve as an "early warn- 
ing system" to detect any migration of contaminants further south toward Lily Pond. The 
Water Commission has provided full access to this report and to Norfolk environmental 
consultants to the Town committee negotiating with CHL. 

After weeds clogged the raw water intake structure in July (and after hiring a contractor 
to cut the weeds) we directed Tutela Engineering to study the potential causes of the mas- 
sive weed growth. Tutela found relatively high levels of nutrients, phosphorus and nitro- 
gen in Lily Pond and in the Aaron River Reservoir, and proposed an annual sampling pro- 
gram to further identify the sources of the nutrients and the reasons for the weed growth. 

WATER TREATMENT PLANT. On December 3, the Water Commissioners approved 
a Year 2000 Action Plan to address the potential adverse effects on the operation of the 
Department from the Year 2000 computer bug, also known as Y2K. The Action Plan 
called for the Water Department to inventory and assess all Y2K sensitive plant equip- 
ment, and then to remediate or replace affected equipment followed by testing to verify 
that the delivery of drinking water will not be affected by Y2K. 



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The Board of Water Commissioners and the Cohasset Water Department would like to 
thank all of the Town officials, boards, and committees who have assisted the Water 
Department and the Board throughout the year. We will continue to seek improvements in 
the water system for the benefit of all the ratepayers and taxpayers. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 
Robert E. Kasameyer, Chairman 
John K. McNabb, Jr., Vice-Chairman 
Richard D. Muncey, Clerk 



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HUMAN SERVICES 



COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY 

The Cohasset Housing Authority is a public agency with a five member Board of 
Commissioners, four of whom stand for election within the Town and one who is appoint- 
ed by the Governor. Our present Board consists of the following members: 

Commisioner Term expires 

John D. Muncey, Chairman 2001 

Ralph Perroncello, Vice Chairman 2002 

Mary E.N. Grassie, Treasurer 1999 

Stephen F. Wigmore 2000 

Richard J. Silvia, Governors Appointee 1997 

(The Governor's Appointee remains as 
Commissioner until a new Commissioner 
is appointed.) 

The staff is comprised of three persons: 

Marilyn A. LeBlanc, Administrator 
Earlene Graver, Housing Clerk 
James V. Mascioli, Maintenance 

The Board of Commissioners meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month and the Annual 
Meeting is held in June. 

Presently we administer 64 state units of Chapter 667 Elderly/Disabled housing located at 
60 Elm Street, 12 state units of Chapter 689 Special Needs housing located at 72, 74, & 
76 Elm and 3 1 federal units of Section 8 Rental Assistance. Our state units are subsidized 
by the Department of Housing and Community Development (formerly the Executive 
Office of Communities and Development) and our federal units are subsidized by the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development. Our annual subsidies are granted upon 
annual reviews of management and regulatory compliance. 

Eligibility standards for our Elderly/Disabled complex, Harborview, were changed in 
1998. The maximum allowable income cannot exceed $31,700 annually for one person 
and $36,250 for two; the asset limit has been eliminated and the age for admission reduced 
to 60. 

The eligibility standards for the federal housing program remain unchanged as to family 
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The State grant still to be implemented is the reconfiguration of the walkways to meet the 
requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. New grants received were: 

1) to rebuild the porch and underlying structure 72 Elm Street, 
Chapter 689 

2) to rebuild the balance of the deteriorating decks and wing walls, 
Chapter 667 

3) to upgrade the fire alarm system at Harborview, 60 Elm Street, 
Chapter 667 

Last year we received funding for a ten-house housing clerk, and that position was filled 
in September. We continue to request expansion of those hours in future budgets. 

The Board continues to schedule goal setting sessions for 1999 to review and update poli- 
cies and procedures and to continue searching for new and creative ways to continue the 
provision of affordable housing for those of limited resources. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John D. Muncey, Chairman 
Ralph Perroncello, Vice Chairman 
Mary E.N.Grassie, Treasurer 
Stephen F. Wigmore , Assistant Secretary 
Richard J. Silvia, Assistant Treasurer 



COUNCIL ON ELDER AFFAIRS 

The Cohasset Elder Affairs celebrated its thirtieth anniversary as a Town department this 
past spring. Originally we were the Council on Aging and became a Town department by 
way of unanimous voice vote at the spring town meeting in 1968. 

The Council on Elder Affairs is municipally appointed volunteer board authorized under 
M.G.L. Chapter 40, Section 8b. The Cohasset Elder Affairs' responsibilities include: the 
setting of local policy for the administration of elder programs and services; developing, 
coordinating and/or conducting such activities; serving as an advocate for elders and edu- 
cating the community-at-large about the needs and resources affecting the independence 
of older individuals; and maintaining overall good healthy lifestyles. The new name of 
Cohasset Elder Affairs reflects the new direction to address the need for a comprehensive 
program and service plan into the next century. 

The Board of Directors meets on the second month of the month at 9:30 A.M. except in 
the month of August. All residents are invited to attend. 



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The range of services offered at the Senior Center, 3 North Main Street includes compre- 
hensive counseling, imrhousing, insurance and personnel, information and referral, advo- 
cacy, transportation, education opportunities, exercise and fitness program, fuel assis- 
tance, computer and Internet classes, job registry (services for seniors), intergenerational 
programs with Cohasset Schools, recreational trips, SHARE (New England food pro- 
gram), foot care, SHINE (Services Health Information Needs of Elders), telephone reas- 
surance, Tuesday and Thursday luncheons, special events programs, gourmet cooking 
classes, and most importantly, outreach and advocacy programs the Caregivers Resource 
Series that offered four weeks of professional speakers of various topics like the physical 
aspects of aging, psycho-social aspects of aging, support services, care options and legal 
and financial concerns. This program was followed up with a support group that meets on 
the second Friday of every month. 

We currently have approximately 175 volunteers at the Center who provide services such 
as driving, serving meals, teaching classes, office work, assisting elders with insurance 
questions, taxes, and housing and health issues, to mention only a few of the tasks accom- 
plished by these dedicated people. In review of last year's figures, volunteers have given 
a total of 6,426 hours of their precious time to help assist our senior citizens. The jobs var- 
ied from Coffee Cafe, office back-up, mailing our newsletter, Senior Vista News, assisting 
at Town Hall, the nutrition program, SHARE, legal and taxpayers' assistance, the Shine 
program which gives information and referral assistance with medical insurance prob- 
lems, board work and most importantly transportation for shopping and medical appoint- 
ments. 

We recently received a van, primarily for medical transportation, from a South Shore 
Elder Services and Office of Transportation and Construction grant. The grant paid 
$6,785.; the Town paid the 20% match portion requested of the total purchase price of 
$34,000. Our medical transportation program has increased dramatically since it began in 
1992, with a concentration of resources in this vital area. When we are unable to provide 
this service through our own program, we arrange for medical rides through a grant, called 
MAP-5, which was written with four other South Shore area towns. 

Throughout the year, we have had many speakers on timely subjects concerning seniors. 
Margaret Casey arranges weekly speakers for after the Tuesday luncheon. There is a tra- 
ditional forum held at the Center whereby the citizens of Cohasset can meet and listen to 
the candidates for Town elective offices, hear their views on local issues and have ques- 
tions answered. 

During this past year, the Chairman of the board, Anna Abbruzzese, received the "Citizen 
of the Year" Award by the Mariner and the "Dove" Award by the Executive Office of Elder 
Affairs. This is a great honor for Anna, the Town of Cohasset and the Elder Affairs Office. 

A goal of the Council is to improve community awareness and increase volunteerism, and 
is under way spearheaded by a part-time position of volunteer coordinator that was fand- 
ed by a formula state grant. Communications in both our newsletter, Senior Vista News, 
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the Boston Sunday Globe, are showing improvements in participation in all areas of pro- 
grams and services. 



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The board and staff continue to move forward in their efforts in the intergenerational pro- 
grams. More activities are now being undertaken with the Joseph Osgood third graders 
and the Deer Hill School, and more opportunities for expanding into historical and cul- 
tural events through small art grants will start this spring. 

Increased programs have necessitated greater demands on the board, staff and volunteers. 
The board has communicated to thelown the need for new senior housing options and may 
be considering future needs for the Town's growing population of seniors. 

In conclusion: the members of the board of directors could not carry out its mission if it 
were not for the dedicated staff, volunteers, community organizations and many in the 
business community who have been most supportive of our efforts. The CEA Board and 
our senior participants are most appreciative. New friends, old friends, caring friends, true 
friends ... that is what we are all about. We are here for the community. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Kathryn R. Bryanton, Director 
Ann Abbruzzese, Chairman 
John W. Coe, Vice Chairman 
Mary N. Godwin, Acting Secretary 
Patricia F. Sargent, Secretary 
Rev. Gary Ritts, Treasurer 
Barbara Anglin 
Joseph D. Buckley 
Sr. Barbara M. Reney 
Jane H. Hamilton (Associate) 
Mary H. Ahearn, SS Elder Services 



HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

Progress and change go on constantly in Cohasset, as it has forever. Two of Cohasset's 
historic buildings, were demolished, the Tilden Black Smith Shop and the West Corner 
Fire Station are concerned about the Independence Fire Station, down town, and, its 
future. There is a movement started with the Norwell Historical Conmission to have 
demolition permits issued for a waiting period before buildings can be torn down. We are 
in an agreement that historic building should be given consideration for future use or 
preservation. 

We were asked for our opinion on the plaques at the Cohasset Common flag pole. We are 
happy that the originator of the flag pole and the donator of the new flag pole are now 



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The Town survey continues in good progress. It is now up to the mid-century mark, with 
1330 items listed, as well as 100 sites accounted for. That is the larger part of the Town 
and is a monumental accomplishment. 

The Minot Light Replica is now ready for the final phase of installing the Fresnal Lens. 
There have to be a number of parts fabricated to complete the lens. The wind braces inside 
the dome of the roof are in place which completes the structual part of the building. 
We are also workinkg on the National Register and have a number of nominations to be 
considered and started. We meet the second Monday of each month at the Town Hall. We 
welcome visitors and input from concerned citizens. Our central purpose is to maintain 
the flavor and historical integrity of the Town of Cohasset. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Noel A. Ripley, Chairman 

David H. Wadsworth 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury 

Wigmore A. Pierson 

Rebecca Bates-McArthur (resigned) 

Ellen M. Freda 



PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY 

The Trustees of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library had three significant goals in fiscal 1998. 
The hiring of a new Director was first, operation and maintenance of the existing Library 
within the budget, second, and accelerating our long range planning to rise to the avail- 
ability of the Osgood school for a new library, third. 

An energetic search committee, under the direction of Sheila Evans, Trustee, selected 
Janet Husband as our new Director and Janet joined us in July. No dramatic changes have 
been made at the Library but a small collection of books-on-tape has been initiated and all 
of the staff has now attended Microsoft training to better use our computers. Patty 
Lambert, the Library's Technology Assistant, has left us to obtain her Master's in Library 
Science and we wish her well in her new endeavor. 

The Investment Advisory Committee, chaired by Barbara Power, recommended a contin- 
ued conservative investment policy and a 4% annual "take-out" rate, and that investment 
policy was adopted by the Board. The Board is grateful for the additions of money and 
stock to this fund this year. 

The Friends, chaired by Betsey Detwiler, have, as always been a marvelous support sys- 
tem for the Library. Their fundraising through direct mail and through the annual book 
sale made possible this year renewal of all the museum passes, three new computers, book 
purchases and staff training as well as a significant contribution to our feasibility study by 
Stahl Associates. We cannot thank them enough. 



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This year, after following the many steps mandated by good library planning, the Trustees 
of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library voted to ask the town at the October 26, 1998, Town 
Meeting for $152,000 for construction drawings for a new Library at the Old Joseph 
Osgood School. The Trustees look forward to a year of planning, public meetings and dia- 
logue within the community to create a good town facility. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Patience G. Towle, Chair 



RECREATION COMMISSION 

It gives us great pleasure to report to residents, the activities of their Recreation 
Commission for the year 1998. 

During the year, approximately 5,600 individuals of all ages participated in a variety of 
structured programs, activities and events. While budget restrictions persist, our latitude 
of use of the Revolving Account Fund for 100% Self-Supporting Programs are continu- 
ing under this Financial Mechanism, causing no impact upon taxpayers. Via the 
Recreation Commission's policy to assess an administrative service fee to all R.A.F. pro- 
grams, taxpayers are reimbursed for the costs and time encumbrances of R.A.F. Program 
operations. That is, the A.S.F revenues produced via administrative service fees, coupled 
with budget sponsored program fees, service fees and charges that reimburses taxpayers 
for the budget of their Recreation Commission. Only revenue on deposit in the General 
Fund can be considered recapitalization revenue. 

During Fiscal Year 1998 ending June 30, 1998,the Recreation Commission produced for 
the General Fund $50,095.40. $3,000.00 were produced for use by the Commission via 
grants and matching grant funds. Concurrently, $31,679.50 was transacted via Revolving 
Account Funds for 100% self-supporting programs via fees charged participants for a 
variety of services. Another $150,000.00 was transacted via other and direct self-support- 
ing financial systems during F.Y. 1998, Manifesting a collective $234,774.90 of recre- 
ational services to residents. These figures do not include the thousands of man hours that 
are donated by hundreds of residents, in support of a variety of program operations. 

Municipal recreation is for the benefit of all residents and we continue to direct our efforts 
towards assurance of equal access and opportunity to the entire community. To this end, 
a specific and calculated portion of revenue was not collected this year from residents who 
were temporarily unable to pay full fee charges for services. In many instances time was 
volunteered in lieu of full fee payments, benefiting the department and participants of pro- 



Programming represents only one of the responsibilities, duties, and functions as pre- 
scribed and conferred upon the Recreation Commission by both Massachusetts General 



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Laws and Bylaws of the Town. Continuing efforts are focused upon upgrading and reno- 
vating existing outdoor recreational facilities under jurisdiction of the Commission. 

It has been and continues to be, a blending of private and public resources and funding 
most facilities have been upgraded and/or renovated. Numerous Town departments and 
officials have continued to support our efforts in this area, for which we remain enor- 
mously grateful. 

The seven member elected Board of the Recreation Commissioners volunteer their ser- 
vices to the Town and department, meeting regularly in order to discuss a wide spectrum 
of topics relative to the leisure needs and pursuits of all residents. Further, the 
Commissioners establish policy, and provide departmental direction, support and assis- 
tance. Each meeting is publicly posted at least one week prior to date and residents are 
cordially invited to attend and participate in any meeting. Essential to our proper function, 
and absolutely vital towards success, is the ability to remain responsive to the dynamic 
community needs. We consider your input and feedback our most important source of 
guidance. 

Degree of community interest and support for recreational and leisure time services can 
be directly measured by two essential factors First and most logically, interest is measured 
by the level of participation by residents in. various services. Secondly and perhaps as 
important, interest and support is readily recognizabe by the extraordinary numbers of 
volunteers who donate their time, effort and expertise in conducting a number of our pro- 
grams, events and activities. 

The Recreation Commission wishes to acknowledge gratitude to the many individuals, 
civic and business organizations, school and sports groups, Town boards, committees and 
departments that have lent their support and assistance in our efforts to best serve the 
recreational and leisure needs of residents of all ages. While too numerous to mention 
each name, none are forgotten and all are sincerely appreciated and thanked. 

Respectfully yours, 

Richard P. Barrow, Chairman 
Mary K Muncey, Vice-Chairman 
Shelanne S. Durkin, Secretary 
Lillian M. Curley 
Stephen C. Endris 
David R. Marks 
Thomas W. Wigmore 
John M. Worley, Director 



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SOCIAL SERVICE LEAGUE 

The Social Service League, under contract with the Board of Health, offers Public Health 
Nursing services to Town residents. These free services include: monthly Keep Well clin- 
ics at the Senior Luncheons and Harborview Senior citizen Housing, adult immunization 
programs, tuberculin testing, diabetic and hypertension screenings, communicable dis- 
ease, follow-up and general health consultations. Our office also is responsible for the dis- 
tribution and auditing of all childhood vaccines provided to local physicians by the Mass. 
Dept. of Public Health. Our office is located at 16 Highland Ave. and our walk-in clinic 
hours are Mon.- Wed.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 

Other activities this past year included our Annual Community Health Awareness Day in 
May, an Asthma and Allergies program in April, Mobile Diagnostics Inc. Mammography 
Van in June, Child Lures and Safety program in September, five community flu clinics in 
October, and Mantoux testing at Shaw's Supermarket and Sunrise Assisted Living. 

We continue to collaborate with local and Town agencies to provide needed services to 
citizens of all ages and to promote optimum health for all. We thank all volunteers who 
have assisted us this year and acknowledge all who have supported us with donations in 
1998. 



Activity 


Attendance 


Keep Well Clinics 


318 


Adult Immunizations 


955 


Diabetic Screening 


117 


Cholesterol Screening 


79 


Osteoporosis Screening 


78 


Mobile Mammography Van 


18 


Health Fair 


100+ 


Lazy Eye Screening 


on - going 


Lead Screening 


on - going 


Tuberculin Testing 


58 


Hypertension Screening 


607 


Communicable Disease follow-up 


16 


Home Nursing Visits 


208 


Office Nursing Visits 


864 


Total Nursing visits 


1072 



Respectfully submitted, 

Judith Fitzsimmons 

R.N., P.H.N., Board of Health 



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YOUTH RESOURCES COMMITTEE 

It gives us great pleasure to submit to residents the first annual report of your Youth 
Resources Committee. 

The Cohasset Youth Resources Committee consists of four teenage and four adult mem- 
bers, appointed in 1997 by the Town Manager. During the past thirteen months the 
Committee has met twice monthly, or about every other week. 

Charged with a comprehensive scope of duties and responsibilities, as they relate to pro- 
viding activities and events for the teenage population, your committee has been involved 
in many fronts. 

Currently, monies have been raised via donations, events and activities to apply towards 
the development and construction of a teen center to be located in the Towns old, aban- 
doned highway garage. Work continues on this very labor intensive project and it is antic- 
ipated the garage will open during the winter of 1999. 

Beginning July 1, 1998, the Committee engaged a Youth Resources Coordinator who 
reports to The Youth Resources Committee and is charged with the coordination of vari- 
ous events and activities being provided for our youth. 

While the Garage project has presented challenging problems to overcome, the work is 
being coordinated and accomplished by our teens, who should be commended for their 
efforts and perseverance with the many facets and obstacles manifested via this particular 
endeavor. 

The youth of Cohasset and members of the Youth Resources Committee wish to extend 
their most sincere gratitude to the numerous residents, business organizations, Town 
boards, officials and departments have generously donated money, time, efforts, materials 
and supplies towards our projects. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jack Worley, Chairman 

Rosalie L. Collins 

Jami H. Butman 

Elizabeth M. Bates 

Ronald J. Nicynski 

Patience G. Towle (resigned 4/22/98) 

Anthony E. Bramblett 

Matthew Ogrodnik 

Jennifer M. Lagrotteria, Director 

Diana Hemlinger 



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EDUCATION 



Graduates, Class of 1998 



Alia Shirine Afshar 
William Leigh Atherton 
Raishaun Wayne Barboza 
Hannah Elizabeth Beggan 
Gregory Mark Bilton 
J. Robert Buckley 
Kathleen Ann Buckley 
Jamie Michael Buick 
Derek Lee Bugley 
Ivan H. Chang 
Sean Everett Cogill 
Megan Christine Conley 
Whitney Todd Cook 
Bourke Louis Corcoran 
Nathaniel Banes Cotter 
Adam Hannaway Donovan 
Lauren Nicole Dooley 
James Antoni Drybanski 
Janson Kel Drewett Dupre' 
Jenny Marie Figueiredo 
Jane Meredith Flaherty 
John Joseph Flanagan III 
Susannah Diane Gill 
Amanda Elizabeth Gontarz 
Justin Louis Green 
Andrew Joseph Hamilton 
Keith Perry Herzog 
Haidan Hodgson 
Lindy Ann Holway 
Janet Ellen Hoyler 
Patrick Joseph Hurley 



Daryl Jamal Hakim Jones, Jr. 
John Thomas Kasamcycr 
Colin Patrick Kilroy 
Alison Marie Kinchla 
Mark Leonard Kupsc 
Patrick Barrett Leahy 
Thomas Coppingcr Leahy 
Sarah Jane MacDonald 
Alan Brian Marcus 
Dawn Faith Massa- Williams 
Brandon Lee McDowell 
Justin Jacobson McNamara 
Eric Robert Moore 
Rosalind Muniz 
Trisha Lee Petersen 
Carolyn Mulcahy Pratt 
Colin Anthony Pyfrom 
Paul-Michael Quintin 
Kristen Anne Reynolds 
Patrick John Ridge 
Frank Gerald Rosano 
Andrew Patrick Ross 
Aaron Davis Sawchuk 
Tammy Lee Scarpaci 
Charles Frederick Toppan II 
Kelly Margaret Tufts 
Eric James Wenmark 
Kathryn Lynn Whitehouse 
Kyle McKellar Whiteley 
Renese Elizabeth Wright 



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School Committee and Superintendent of Schools 

It is with pleasure that we submit the Fiscal Year 1998 Annual Report for the Cohasset 
Public Schools. 

Our first new school in over forty years, the Joseph Osgood elementary school, opened in 
September. Many, many people helped with the large project of moving into the new 
school. Without the support of the community members, Town Boards, parents, students, 
staff and others this school would not have become a reality. Various community groups 
are enjoying the use of this new building for different activities that take place outside of 
school hours. 

We have a new Superintendent of Schools, Dr Edward M. Malvey, on board as of 
September of this year. Stephen Hart, who was the Superintendent for the past eleven 
years, retired this year. Dr. Malvey was the Superintendent of Schools in Griswold, 
Connecticut, prior to his being hired in Cohasset. 

We are now hoping to take the first step in the long process of renovating and refurbish- 
ing the Deer Hill and Middle-High Schools with the development of plans and specifica- 
tions to meet the present and future space needs of these two schools. Without continued 
community support we will be unable to carry out future educational goals for our stu- 
dents. 

It is important to note that progress is being made in our school system. The support of 
the community and the combined efforts of the administration, staff, parents and others 
have made it possible to continue to provide the high level of educational instruction, with 
small class sizes, which we feel is necessary for the future success of our students. 

We are now into our second successful year of a separate Middle School and block 
scheduling at the High School. Some minor changes have been made and students, staff 
and parents have indicated they are pleased with the Middle School and the block schedul- 
ing. 

The Committee has set the following goals for the current academic year: 

Cohasset Public Schools 

Approved 

1998-99 Goals - Summary 

(December 17, 1998) 

Mission 

To encourage and expect maximum achievement through a 
supportive learning community which strives to develop ethical 
and responsible citizens who love to learn. 



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I. Strategic Plan 

To implement an annual strategic planning process ... 

a. Develop an annual planning calendar... 

b. Create an expanded planning document... 

c. Use the strategic planning process to solicit 
community input... 

II. School Committee Operations 

a. Develop an annual School Committee operating 
calendar... 

b. Perform an informal benchmarking study of School 
Committee operations... 

c. Negotiate a new three year salary contract with the 
teachers... 

d. Review the Cohasset School District Policy Manual... 

e. Establish an alternative funding subcommittee ... 

f. Improve the annual budget review process and budget 
document... 

g. Review the current teacher evaluation process... 

h. Continue to improve the professional development 

opportunities for teachers... 

III. Curriculum 

To evaluate, develop and refine curriculum and instructional 
techniques which are consistent with state standards and current 
research and which demand excellence from each individual. 

a. Continue to review and revise existing curricula in 
English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and 
Technology, Social Studies, World Language, the 
Arts and Health to be consistent with Curriculum 
Frameworks. 

b. Develop pilot program to provide personal progress 
plans to maximize each student's achievement. 

c. Analyze the results of the Massachusetts Comprehensive 
Testing Program... 

d. Continue to evaluate the effectiveness of the middle school 
And block scheduling at the high school... 



IV. Technology 
a. Continue to provide professional development for all staff. 

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b. Monitor progress in updating telecommunications 
equipment... 

c. Seek Fall Town Meeting approval and monitor the 
implementation of phase two of the technology plan 
which includes the purchase and placement of $350,000 
worth of equipment and training. 

d. Prepare a request for the Fall Town Meeting to meet the 
initial financial requirements to begin to implement the 
District's five year technology program. 

V. School Facilities 

a. Analyze the results of the 1998 facilities audit... 

b. Develop an ongoing maintenance plan... 

VI. Community Awareness 

a. Evaluate the effectiveness of the communications 

plan... 

VII. Accreditation 

a. Begin preparation plans for the upcoming high school 

accreditation review. 



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SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES ACCEPTING COHASSET 
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS-CLASS OF 1998 



American University 

American International College 

Babson College 

Bay State College 

Bentley College 

Boston College 

Boston University 

Bowdoin College 

Bridgewater State College 

Brown University 

Bryant College 

California College of Arts & Crafts 

Clark University 

Colby College 

Colby-Sawyer College 

Colgate University 

College of William and Mary 

Culinary Institute of America 

Curry College 

Dean College 

Drexel University 

Embry Riddle Aeronautical Univ. 

Endicott College 

Fairfield University 

Fairleigh Dickinson University 

George Mason University 

George Washington University 

Goucher College 

Green Mountain College 

Harvard/Radcliffe Colleges 

Hofstra University 

Holy Cross College 

Johnson & Wales University 

Johns Hopkins University 

Kent State University 

Lehigh University 



Mary Washington College 
Massachusetts College of Art 
Merrimack College 
Middlebury College 
Newbury College 
New England College 
Northeastern University 
Ohio Wesleyan University 
Penn State University 
Providence College 
Quinnipiac College 
Regis College 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
Roger Williams Universirty 
St. Joseph's College 
St. Michael's College 
Skidmore College 
Stonehill College 
Tufts University 
Tuskegee University 
University of Colorado-Boulder 
University of Delaware 
University of Hartford 
University of Mass/ Amherst 
University of Mass/Dartmouth 
University of Mass/Lowell 
University of Maine/Orono 
University of New England 
University of Hew Hampshire 
University of North Dakota 
University of Pittsburg 
University of Rhode Island 
University of Richmond 
University of Vermont 
Washington & Lee University 
Westfield State College 



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SCHOOL PROFILE 

Cohasset is a residential community of about 7800 population situated on the coast 20 miles south of Boston. Most of the residents 
are engaged in professional and business occupations in the city of Boston. The town is one of a high socioecononuc status. 

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT 

Grade 9-81; Grade 10 - 76; Grade 1 1 - 66; Grade 12-78; Total - 301 

GRADE DISTRIBUTION 

Based on gTades as Juniors in full-year major academic courses only. 

1997-1998 A B C D F 

29% 45% 21% 4% 1% 

Average grade index for all students in the Junior Year was 3. 1 on a 4 point scale. (A=4; B=3; C=2; D=l) 

Students are ranked by the recommendations of the N.A.S.S.P. and A.A.C.R.A.O. 

PLEASE NOTE: Achievement standards and academic expectations are unusually high in this very 
traditional college preparatory high school. Students report an average of 2-3 hours of 
homework daily. In the past 10 years the average of all students pursuing advanced 
education was 91%. 

ACCREDITATION 

New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools latest accreditation - 1992 
ADVANCED EDUCATION (Class of 1998) 



4 Yr. Colleges 


2 Yr. Colleges 






Public Private 


Public Private 


Work 


Service 


20% 70% 


1% 3% 

94% to further education 


5% 


1% 



STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO: 9-1 (Includes All Professional Staff) 

65% of all classes have 20 or fewer students currently enrolled 

Each subject area is grouped homogeneously independently of other subjects. Each academic discipline has honors (Level 1) 

grouping. We have been a participant in the Advanced Placement Program for the past 36 years. This year Advanced Placement 

courses will be offered in art, calculus, English, biology, computer science, U.S. history, French, Spanish, and Latin. 

Language courses employ the use of a language laboratory. 

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION 
(CLASS OF 1998) 

The mean scores below reflect the test performance of Cohasset High School Seniors. These scores are taken from 
the College Borard 1998 ATP Summary Report. 

SAT I Mean Scores SAT II Mean Scores (5 or more test takers) 

Verbal = 543 Math = 543 Biology 667 

Writing 573 

N.B. The Scholastic Aptitude Test was taken Math Level IC 556 

by 100% of the graduating class. Literature 531 

Math Level HC 648 

American History 597 

Math Level I 648 

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ADVANCED PLACEMENT GRADE DISTRIBUTION 

BY EXAM AND MEAN SCORES 

(5 or more test takers) 













MEAN 


EXAM 










SCORE 




5 


4 


1 3 I 


2| 


1 


Mean 


Biology 


6 


4 


- 


- 


- 


4.6 


Calculus 


2 


1 


2 






4.0 


Comp. Sci. 


- 


2 


- 


2 


1 


2.6 


Eng. Lit. 


- 


3 


7 


2 


- 


3.0 


Eng. Lang. 


- 


3 


3 


- 


- 


3.5 


U.S. Hist. 


1 


2 


2 


4 


- 


3.0 


Latin 


- 


2 


2 


1 


- 


2.7 


Spanish Lang. 


- 


- 


4 


- 


- 


3.0 


French Lang. 


- 


- 


- 


1 


2 


2.3 



Combined mean score for all A.P. Exams taken by Cohasset 
High School Juniors and Seniors in 1998 - 3.31 

Seventy-seven (77%) of all exams taken received a score of three or better 



GENERAL INFORMATION 

In September, 1997 Cohasset High School changed from an 8 period 42 minute scheduling model to a 5 period 90 minute 
block format This plan was instituted to better meet the mandates of time and learning under Massachusetts State Education Reform. 
As part of the restructuring, all study halls have been eliminated. Classes also route through the schedule and one period is dropped 
daily. With the block schedule, the length of courses varies from one quarter, to one semester, to three quarters. All students are 
required to take 3 quarters of English each year, and 3 quarters of Algebra I. Most Advanced Placement courses are 3 quarters as 
well. Please note that AP Latin is 2 semesters, AP French and Spanish are 3 semesters in length. The majority of the remaining 
academic classes are one semester in length. 



COURSE LEGEND 

The abbreviations below frequently appear on the Cohasset High School transcript. For those not completely familiar 
with the specifics of the Cohasset High School curriculum, the following brief descriptions are provided. 



ENGLISH AND SOCIAL STUDIES - GRADE 9 
HUM/EN 9 
HUM/SS9 



A team taught Humanities program required of all 9th 
graders with the focus on the history and literature of 
Western Civilization 



ENGLISH AND SOCIAL STUDIES - GRADE 10 
AM ST EN 10 
AM ST SS 10 



A team taught American Studies program required of 
all 10th graders with the focus on American History and 
Literature. The social studies portion of this program meets 
the American history graduation requirement. 



EXPERIENTIAL CENTER FOR LEARNING 



Cohasset High School offers an experiential program called 
ExCel. ExCel is an interdisciplinary science, English, 
social studies and physical education program. ExCel math is 
an individualized algebra or geometry program. 



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CLASS RANK AND GRADE POINT AVERAGE INFORMATION 

iss Rank and Grade Point Average are calculated by computer at the end of every semester from Grade 9 through Grade 12. 
is information is readily available and students are advised to check their rank in class periodically in order to improve upon 
>t performance and to assess their potential college admission. 

iss Rank and Grade Point Average are computed according to course and section difficulty. The four (4) levels of difficulty are: 

Advanced Placement courses 

Level one representing honors courses 

Level two representing a rigorous college preparatory program 

Level three representing courses that are college preparatory 

n-academic electives have no weight and therefore have no bearing on Class Rank or Grade Point Average. 



WEIGHTING SCALE 



Curriculum 


Advanced 




2 


3 


Levels 


Placement 


1 


A 


5.00 


4.33 


4.00 


3.67 


A- 


4.67 


4.00 


3.67 


3.33 


B+ 


4.33 


3.67 


3.33 


3.00 


B 


4.00 


3.33 


3.00 


2.67 


B- 


3.67 


3.00 


2.67 


2.33 


C+ 


3.33 


2.67 


2.33 


2.00 


C 


3.00 


2.33 


2.00 


1.67 


C- 


2.67 


2.00 


1.67 


1.33 


D+ 


2.33 


1.67 


1.33 


1.00 


D 


2.00 


1.33 


1.00 


.67 


D- 


1.67 


1.00 


.67 


.33 



Example: A grade of B in an advanced Placement course would receive a weight of 4.00 while a grade 
of B in a Level 2 academic subject would receive a weight of 3.00. In other words, there is a 
difference of a full grade between an Advanced Placement grade and a grade in the Level 2 
Program. 



GRADING SYSTEM 



A = 94-100 

A-= 90-93 

B+= 87-89 

B = 84-86 

B - = 80-83 

C+ = 77-79 



C = 74-76 

C-= 70-73 

D+= 67-69 

D = 64-66 

D- = 60-63 

F = Below 60 



1)383-6100 



(781)383-6102 



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SOUTH SHORE REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 

District's Commitment to Communities to Continue with New Superintendent 

Having completed a highly successful 35th Anniversary year last June, South Shore 
embarks upon the 1998-1999 school year with new leadership in its superintendency and 
a renewed promise to continue the delivery of quality vocational technical education to 
the young people of the eight member town district. Equally important is the shared part- 
nership the school enjoys with the district, towns themselves, as evidenced by the grow- 
ing number of community based and community service learning projects initiated by 
many of the school's departments, both academic and technical. From construction to 
computer lessons in the Internet, local government workings in civics class to printing in 
Graphic Arts, Culinary delights to Cosmetology service days for senior citizens, Vo-Tech 
attempts to extend a hand of service and community by both students and staff. 

Effective September 1st, the South Shore Regional School District welcomed on board 
Mr. John Kosko as its new Superintendent, replacing Mr. Jim Hager who departed for the 
same position at Southeastern Regional in Easton. Kosko, who previously served as the 
school's Principal, has been at South Shore since 1985, and becomes the District's fourth 
superintendent in its 36 year history. Most certainly, the goals of the new Administration 
remain consistent with the recent past, to provide a truly "comprehensive" education 
aimed at developing the skills, both academic and technical, necessary for effective 
school-to-career transitions. Emphasis on strong basic skills acquisition along with state 
of the art technical expertise have become the guiding principles on which to build future 
successes. Preparedness for the inevitable continuing changes in the workplace and soci- 
ety has become critically important, and South Shore and vocational-technical education 
in general have attempted to respond. Whatever their career pathway, the young men and 
women who attend South Shore are building options aimed at work, continued education, 
and for earning and learning potential well beyond their years in high school. 

Public attention on the long anticipated Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment tests 
(MCAS) most certainly created considerable interest at South Shore as in schools and 
communities around the district. Vo-Tech' s tenth grade results indicated a dramatic need 
to start early academic interventions with students entering from our sending middle and 
junior highs, preferably before they actually and formally start in September of their fresh- 
man year. A pilot summer program initiated in June/July of 1998 will be expanded this 
upcoming summer. As academic deficits are identified, remedial and enrichment efforts 
starting as early as possible have met with success, and provide a valuable transition to 
the start-of-school demands in both academic and technical curricula. 

South Shore has undertaken multiple initiative s in attempting to give students the best 
possible tools with which to confront the demands of ever increasing learning demands. 
Without question, technical, communicative, computational and problem solving skills in 
today's workplace are more critical than ever before in students' maintenance and fur- 
thering of competitive ability development. Components of the South Shore response 
include: 



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• Increased emphasis on Writing Across the Curriculum. 

• Additional Mathematics instructional time creation and implementation of 9th 
and 10th grade curriculum in Integrated Science. 

• Continual review of technical curricula in the attempt to keep them current 
and responsive to business and industry. 

All of the school's examination and instructional efforts must be looked at in light of not 
only how they may impact and improve upon student test scores, but at how we are to 
maintain the intensive technical career instruction which dominates, with obvious good 
reason, the typical vocational-technical school schedule. Students, parents, employers and 
the community at large can be assured of South Shore's diligent work at striking a har- 
monious and beneficial balance of instruction, and in creating the most productive learn- 
ing environment possible. 

South Shore currently enrolls 538 students in grades nine through twelve (9-12) including 
eight students from Cohasset as of October 1, 1998. Ninth graders experience the oppor- 
tunity to "Explore" several vocational programs from September to January until then 
focusing on their technical "major." Among the many activities in which students enrich 
their high school experience at Vo-Tech include: boys' and girls' sports offerings on each 
season, Yearbook, Student Council, The National Honor Society, Drama, Foreign Travel, 
Math Team and the Vocational Industrial Club of America which involves over two hun- 
dred students in technical, leadership and social development activities at local, district, 
state and national levels. Several V.I.C.A. students competed in Kansas City this past 
June, representing their department, school and Massachusetts. For the fifth time in the 
past six years, South Shore students were gold medalists from the Commonwealth's 
Ford/ AAA Automotive Troubleshooting Contest, traveled to Washington D.C. and fin- 
ished 3rd in the United States, an unprecedented achievement. 

An important event for South Shore Vo-Tech this fall was the Five-Year Focused Visit 
Evaluation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (N.E.A.S.C.). This 
evaluative week's stay by educators representing the Association's Commission on Career 
and Technical Institutions, provided the school with valuable response and feedback to 
recommendations acted upon in the intervening five years since a 1993 decennial evalua- 
tion. Overwhelmingly positive reaction to South Shore's efforts and responses to recom- 
mendations made provides us with additional directional support. 

Last June, graduates entered technical fields of employment, continued their educations in 
postsecondary two and four year colleges and technical schools, entered the military to 
capitalize on their technical expertise in that arena, or continued skills acquisitions in a 
variety of ways. A very notable accomplishment for the Class of 1998 was the enrollment 
at Massachusetts State University Campuses of the top two ranked graduating students 
who were able to take advantage of full scholarships sponsored by the state valedictorians 
and salutatorians across the Commonwealth. These South Shore students entered nursing 
and engineering programs at U Mass Dartmouth and U Mass Lowell. The graduate from 
Cohasset was Michael Kennedy. 



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As always, the Regional School Committee, Advisory members, School Council and 
Parents Association, administration, staff and students are thankful to the community of 
Cohasset and its citizens for their support and encouragement. We believe strongly in the 
shared benefits that are realized by the commitment to excellence in education, and to the 
futures of technically skilled students and our district communities. Thank you for being 
our partners. 

Respectfully submitted, 

David M. Kneeland 
Cohasset Representative 



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INDEX 

In Memoriam 3 

Elected Officers 4 

Appointed Officers 6 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Archivist 19 

Norfolk County Commissioners 19 

Registrars, Board of 21 

Selectmen, Board of 22 

Town Clerk's Report 26 

Index, Annual Town Meeting, March 28, 1998 

Annual Town Meeting, March 28, 1998 

Annual Town Election, April 4, 1998 

State Primary, September 15, 1998 

Index, Special Town Meeting, October 26, 1998 

Special Town Meeting, October 26, 1998 

State Election, November 3, 1998 

Special Town Election, December 5, 1998 

Vital Statistics 

Town Counsel 123 

Town Moderator 125 

FINANCIAL REPORTS 

Accountant ' 127 

Assessors, Board of 164 

Collector 165 

Treasurer 167 

Salaries 169 

LAND USE CONTROL 

Building Department 177 

Health, Board of 178 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 179 

Planning Board 180 

Plymouth County Mosquito Control 181 

Recycling Committee 183 

South Shore Regional Refuse Disposal Planning Committee 183 

Water Resources Protection Committee 185 



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PUBLIC SAFETY 

Animal Control 187 

Emergency Management 187 

Fire Department 188 

Harbor Master 189 

Police Department 190 

Public Safety Communications 191 

Traffic Study Committee 192 

PUBLIC WORKS 

Department of Public Works 193 

Government Island Study Committee 194 

Sewer Commission 195 

Water Commissioners 196 

HUMAN SERVICES 

Cohasset Housing Authority 200 

Council on Elder Affairs 201 

Historical Commission 203 

Paul Pratt Memorial Library 204 

Recreation Commission 205 

Social Service League 207 

Youth Resources Committee 208 

EDUCATION 

Graduates, Class of 1998 209 

School Committee and Superintendent of Schools 210 

South Shore Regional Vo-Tech High School 217 



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